HP drops TouchPad tablet, price drops too

August 22, 2011 0 Comments

HP stunned the market with its recent announcement that it would discontinue its TouchPad tablet and essentially stop developing the webOS operating system it acquired when it bought Palm in 2010. HP says it will continue to support webOS, but it is unlikely that any independent developers will continue to write applications for a platform with a limited number of devices to run it on.

webOS had its detractors, but it was seen by some reviewers as a decent tablet operating system that could give Android some competition.

HP's Australian distributor, Harvey Norman, today cut the price of the TouchPad from $499 to just $99 and quickly sold out of stock.

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