HP Planning ‘One Last Run of Touchpads’?

It’s of no surprise that the now discontinued $99 HP TouchPad has been selling like hot cakes lately, but what is surprising are rumors that HP’s short lived tablet is not yet dead, and there could be a small resurrection.

The rumor comes from a HP exec who either has some secret insider knowledge or is trying to build some confidence in himself due to his gloomy job prospects.

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It is unlikely that HP are planning to make more Touchpads, unless they have a surplus of TouchPad components they need to shift quickly. HP themselves are now even responding to Touchpad enquires implying there are no more TouchPads and are even offering customers Tablet/Printer combo’s on the cheap with free apps as an alternative:

We are grateful for your patience and loyalty and to show our gratitude, we are offering you an exclusive one-time opportunity to save an additional amount on all of our products, valid through the end of the day tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31, 2011. You’ll save 25% off all printers, ink, HP accessories, and PCs starting at or above $599.

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