As the holiday shopping season gathers steam, there's good news for people who want HP's $99 TouchPad but earlier lost the chance to get one. The $99 tablet, which sold like hot cakes will reportedly hit stores this weekend.
According to TechCrunch, TouchPad will make a comeback in two versions: 16GB and 32 GB and will be sold for $99 and $149 respectively, starting December 11 at 6:00 p.m. Central time. The TouchPads will only be available on HP's eBay store.
According to a leaked internal HP memo, all the TouchPads will be refurbished version with a 90-day limited warranty. Each eBay member will be allowed to buy two TouchPad SKUs. The tablet also comes with a $79 (estimated at $199.97) 3-piece Accessory bundle, including a case, charging dock and wireless keyboard. The memo also said the buyer cannot return the product unless it arrives defective.
The memo also revealed that the company will make a public announcement on Monday morning (Dec. 12). The company demands its employees not to delay as all tablets are expected to sell-out quickly thereafter.
HP TouchPad features a 1.2GHz dual-core, 10 inch display, and WebOS.
In addition, there is another $99 tablet computer - Novo7 - for you if you lose the second chance of buying a $99 HP TouchPad. Novo7 is equipped with Android's Ice Cream Sandwich, MIPS XBurst 1GHz CPU, 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen, 3D graphics with the Vivante GC860 GPU and 1080p video decoding.
The tablet's battery can offer up to 7 hours of lie for browsing, 8 hours of life for watching video, 25 hours for music and 300 hours on standby.
According to some reports, Novo7 will debut in the U.S. market in January. Currently, it is only available in China.