HP to build additional limited run of TouchPads to satisfy demand
We’ve seen the massive demand for the fire sale-priced HP TouchPad, and like many we’ve wondered if the fights that have nearly broken out over the $100 tablets have been over a desire for a webOS tablet, or simply the desire for a good deal.
Seeking to stop the fighting (and maybe build some consumer goodwill after all but trashing the webOS userbase), HP has decided to reverse their decision to stop producing webOS hardware – at least for a little while. On HP’s The Next Bench blog, the company announced plans to produce a “one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand.” Still unclear are how many TouchPads will be produced and when they’ll end up in consumer’s hands, but if the email recently send to prospective TouchPad customers on HP’s waiting list is any indication, it will be at least a few weeks. That tells us that production was completely shut down and HP didn’t anticipate the need to build any more TouchPads.
The company that wanted out of webOS hardware has to build more due to customer demand. Funny how that works.