TouchPad going out with a bang, snags top of Amazon bestselling list | webOS Nation

TouchPad going out with a bang, snags top of Amazon bestselling list

by Derek Kessler Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:45 am EDT

HP might be on its way out of the webOS hardware business, but it seems that the impending potential loss of availability for said hardware has driven buyers into a tizzy. While deals are popping up all over (the 16GB TouchPad appeared on Barnes & Noble briefly this morning before selling out before we could even finish our article on it), Amazon’s pricing is still at or pretty close to the old MSRP: $399 for the 16GB TouchPad or $485 for 32GB.

That not-firesale pricing hasn’t dissuaded potential buyers, however, with both capacities of the HP TouchPad vaulting to the top of Amazon’s “Bestsellers in Electronics” list, displacing Amazon’s own Kindle line, and in the process knocking perennial best sellers like the iPod Touch down a notch or two as well. There’s no telling how long Amazon will have the TouchPad available, especially if prices come down, but in the meantime we can take a little bit of comfort in the fact that there’s finally a desire for webOS.

correction: Amazon had some reduced pricing available over the weekend that we apparently missed that was likely responsible for vaulting the TouchPad to the top of the list.

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