Since HP is not going to be creating webOS devices anymore, the HP TouchPad is the first and last tablet the company will release. HP also hasn’t decided what it’s going to do with webOS, so nobody is all that optimistic about its future. One thing is for sure, retailers are not going to want the TouchPad crowding its show floor and warehouse space. Massive discounts are happening right now.
MocoNews reports that Best Buy employees in Emeryville, CA were informed of further TouchPad price cuts on top of the $100 discount HP recently made permanent. This report goes hand in hand with previous claims that Best Buy wanted HP to take back the thousands of TouchPads it could not sell.
That report is accurate because the Canadian Best Buy website has priced the 16GB TouchPad at $99.99. The 32GB version is only $150.
Best Buy won’t be the only retailer discounting the TouchPad. PreCentral reports the TouchPad will be getting discounts of around $300 from a lot of stores starting August 20.