If you didn't get the HP TouchPad that's on sale for $99, hang in there.
The company's social media manager Bryna Corcoran tweeted on Monday that the second leg of the sale is expected to continue this week.
HP has decided to stop manufacturing the TouchPad, but will release more of the device as a part of their clearance sale. Those who are looking to snag a TouchPad can now buy the tablet at a discounted price of $99 for 16GB and $149 for 32GB.
HP decided to stop manufacturing the tablet computer because of disappointing sales since its release in early July. To swiftly get it off hand, HP drastically reduced the price of the 16GB TouchPad from $500, to $400, and then $99. As for the price of the 32GB TouchPad, it fell from $600 to $149.
But that's not all.
On Thursday, HP said it would stop making all webOS-powered devices, including the smartphone, the Pre 3, in order to shift focus to the development of the OS rather than manufacturing hardware.
We will focus on the future of webOS as a software platform but we will no longer be producing webOS devices, said HP's senior vice president of Global Developer Relations, Richard Kerris, in a blog post. While this was a difficult decision, it's one that will strengthen our ability to focus on further innovating with webOS as we forge our path forward.
Can't seem to get a hold of one of those cheap TouchPads? Here's where you can look.
- HP's Web site: Sign up for an e-mail notification for an alert when the HP TouchPad becomes available again at the discounted price.
- Amazon: While Amazon currently has the HP TouchPad listed at full price, keep an eye out for a second wave in sales at the discounted price.
- Newegg: Sign up for a price alert on Newegg to be notified.
- Best Buy: Best Buy wrote on the retailer's blog that it does not anticipate any additional inventory on the HP TouchPad. But rumor has it that some scored an HP TouchPad at the discounted price in stores early Monday morning. If you don't feel like heading over to your local electronics haven, keep an eye out on BestBuy.com, just in case.
- Barnes & Noble: Barnes & Noble had 16GB HP TouchPads on sale for $102 for a short time Monday morning, though they became unavailable shortly thereafter.
- Cost Central: Costcentral.com currently has the 16GB HP TouchPad listed as in stock at $100 and the 32GB at $149.99.
- Texas Matrix: Texasmatrix.com has the 16GB listed at $98.48 and the 32GB at $143.49, both currently in stock.
- EBay: While not at the full discounted price, EBay lists the 16GB TouchPad at $235.
But if you are too slow to snag one, you can always try these alternatives.
- Nook Color for $249: Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is 7-inch color touchscreen e-reader. There are two million titles available. What's new? Popular apps, games, music, full featured email and fun social features, and enhanced web with video.
- Acer 7-inch tablet about $329: It has a 5-megapixel camera, and a 2-megapixel camera. Its HDMI port comes in handy for displaying images on an HDTV.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch for about $350: The Wi-Fi-only version still runs Android 2.2 but makes up for that because of its lightweight slate. It has both a 1.3-megapixel camera at the front and a 3-megapixel camera at the rear.
- Vizio Tablet about $290 at Amazon: The 8-inch Wi-Fi tablet runs Android, has a front-facing camera for video chat and can function as a universal remote for home theater devices.