[OT] Can someone help me acquire a HP TouchPad?

Chipp Walters chipp at altuit.com
Tue Aug 23 20:03:01 CDT 2011


They killed it because it just wasn't moving-- even a little bit. Sales were so bad HP decided it wasn't worth pouring more marketing and R&D dollars into a commodity product market. 

Most of the $99 and $149 models were snatched up immediately-- with folks expecting to convert them to Android.

It will be interesting to see if Microsoft or Google or other large company purchases the WebOS IP. Word is, it's a valuable war chest of patents. Supposedly, the team is also still intact, for now...

Chipp Walters
CEO Shafer Walters Group, Inc

On Aug 23, 2011, at 7:44 PM, Mike Felker <admin at mfelkerco.com> wrote:

> Sold out here in 3 hours.  I wonder why they killed it and felt they needed a firesale?
> 
> Mike
> 
> Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hello Folks,
>> 
>> As some people know, WebOS is my favorite mobile OS and now HP just killed
>> it. Now, to get rid of the inventory, HP is selling the HP TouchPad for USD
>> 99 in a firesale on selected stores such as best buy. Unfortunately I am in
>> Brazil and we don't have best buys here (or anything similar). So if someone
>> here would like to help me, I would send by PayPal the money needed to buy
>> the HP TouchPad plus the shipping cost to Brazil. WebOS is a wonderful
>> mobile OS and now without the prospect of newer devices, this is the last
>> chance to get it.
>> 
>> cheers
>> andre
>> 
>> 
>> 
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