“One last run” TouchPad blog refers to the US

“One last run” TouchPad blog refers to the USYou 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.”

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 31, 2011 at 11:15

Damn you HP, why can't I work out what you're doing :p?!

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 31, 2011 at 13:49

Odd, Argos Ireland are adamant they're getting a slice of the new pie. They actually re-entered both versions to catalogue...at FULL price.
We'll see....

emmajk42 / MOD  Aug. 31, 2011 at 14:44

There's a huge demand for them here in the UK, as we've seen from the monster deal-hunting thread on HUKD. Shame we won't be getting more!

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 31, 2011 at 15:00

What amazes me: not one of the many Euro 99.99 ones sold in Ireland is on sale on any of the 2nd-hand sites... people apparently keep them.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 31, 2011 at 15:16

Here in the UK, they're all over eBay, people are actually paying nearly £200 for one, which is odd, since I reckon 99% of people who have bought one only wanted it to begin with, because it was cheap...now it's pretty expensive for a tablet with an uncertain future on the OS support front, yet people are still buying them...how strange...

Stelph  Aug. 31, 2011 at 16:11

@Matt101101 - Yes its a quite an odd result that the tablets are exchanging hands for more than twice as much on ebay now they are out of stock, personally I think its down to two things:

1) Shows that HP couldve quite easily sold all their stock even if everything was marketed at £200 for their "firesale", plus considering the rumours are the tablet cost less than that to manufacturer MANUFACTURERS TAKE NOTE TO STOP BEIN GREEDY AND PRICE YOUR TABLETS CORRECTLY!!!

2) People are amazingly fickle people who yurn after the current fad and must be involved no matter the cost, look at the explosion of the iPad despite its cost compared to a netbook and every time the iPhone is released and the prices the they hit on ebay. Crazy stuff

The annoying thing is this has created the "ebayers" who just buy as many as they can to cash in on this, cutting out people who genunely wanted one for the love of the tech (similarly I think its a little rude all these people looking to port Android onto it, there are plenty of Android tablets for around £100-£150 which will probably be more stable! get one of them and let people who like/want to use WebOS have the touchsmarts).

Stelph  Aug. 31, 2011 at 16:13

Also it might be just me but the one thing I would want for the release of the next iPhone would be the "re-sale" of the iphone 5 on ebay to just hit rock bottom so all the people after a quick cash-in lose a lot of money. Muhahahahaha

blizzard7  Aug. 31, 2011 at 16:31

Got out on the wrong side of the bed Stelph? X)

Stelph  Aug. 31, 2011 at 16:44

Whos asking! Grrrrrrr..........

:p

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