Well, HP quickly pulled the plug on HP and it liquidated its webOS TouchPad by offering the tablet for as low as $99. The device is sold out in many places, so we want to know if you bought one?
I actually bought one about two weeks ago … at nearly full price. While that smarts, I believed that HP was in this to win it and I always had a soft spot for webOS. While we felt the initial version had some problems in our official review of the HP TouchPad, a recent software update helped the overall stability and performance immensely.
I’m still not convinced that the hardware is that great and the webOS platform is still mostly potential – potential that doesn’t look like it will be fullfilled now – but it’s a solid media and web browsing tablet, especially at the ultra-cheap price. While buying in to the TouchPad and webOS probably means you won’t get future software updates or many apps, it’s almost at the price where that doesn’t matter.
So, let us know if you picked up one of these discounted tablets and what your expectations are from it. Oh, be sure to check out our Life and Death of webOS story for a look back at what happened with this promising platform.