You know HP’s “one last run” blog post about the TouchPad that everyone is currently peeing their pants over? Well don’t get too excited just yet, homies.
I spoke to Edelman – the PR agency that deals with the HP account – this morning, and apparently the blog post is specific to the US.
The lovely young lady I spoke to at Edelman explained that they’re currently trying to confirm what the dealio is for the UK. So while the HP blog post refers to “one last run” for the US, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we won’t get some bonus HP TouchPad units over here.
I’m expecting an update from Edelman later today. I’ll be sure to post said update right here. Stay tuned…
UPDATE: Here's the official word: “We are pleased by the response to webOS and look forward to customer feedback so we can further enhance the platform. A limited quantity of TouchPads will be available in the coming weeks in North America only. In EMEA we are discontinuing the webOS hardware operations and will not offer any additional products beyond what might be currently available in selective outlets.”
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the gist of the HP TouchPad blog post was: “Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand.
“We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone. We do know that it will be at least a few weeks before you can purchase.”