There's still time. The availability of HP TouchPads will become a reality as HP promised that a second wave of $99 table computers will be available for sale this week.
According to the HP social media manager, and unofficial HP TouchPad sale guru, Home and Home Office Store: Confirmed they are definitely getting more. But not in stock just yet. Any day now. Stay tuned for more info, Bryna Corcoran tweeted.
HP is set to released more TouchPads as a part of their discontinuation sale, meaning no more will be manufactured but those already in the warehouse will be made available for purchase on HP's Web site. Consumers will be able to purchase the tablet at a discounted price of $99 for 16GB and $149 for 32GB.
In an effort to develop the webOS platform, HP has elected to discontinue all webOS-powered devices, including the TouchPad and the Pre 3 smartphone. The HP TouchPads are also being cleared out due to stockpiled inventory upon retailers' requests.
HP's Web site will most likely be the only place to snag a $99 HP TouchPad tablet during the second wave of availability, as most major electronics retailers like Best Buy and Wal-Mart have run dry of TouchPads due to the significant price reduction.
The sale has erupted in utter chaos around the country, and in Canada, as the discounted tablet computer sold out completely in less than a day from its initial announcement last Thursday.
As an added bonus, those who purchase an HP TouchPad at the discounted price receive a lifetime 50MG cloud storage account through Box.net, thanks to HP's partnership, which they can access from the tablet itself or any other computer at any time.
According to Corcoran, small, medium business stores (SMB) are kaput on inventory, out of stock forever. The best way to try and get a $99 HP TouchPad is to sign up for an alert to be notified when more are in stock.