08/24/2011, 03:52 PM
Some of you may know that hp.com has changed their wording to "Coming Soon" for the Touchpads to imply something is actually coming, and that is correct! I confirmed with a HP rep today face to face, that they have tens of thousands of touchpads they are moving and putting in the system to sell on hp.com. As for the local best buy locations, my guess is those stores received more stock from a best buy warehouse. He couldn't confirm either but agreed with my assumption.
As for HP employees, they will have their own internal offering. A internal email will go out for each region within 2 days. For the US, there is approx. 84,000 hp employee's and their dedicated stock will be 16,000 touchpads at $99/16gb and it will be first come first serve, one per person. And that is going to happen on Monday August 29th. So I can only ASSUME the public offering will be on or near the same day. One per person on hp.com as well.
Anyhow, there is no need to keep refreshing the page as you hit your head against the wall. HP verified that if you sign up to be notified of changes of stock, you will be notified at the same time as everyone else. But I can't blame you if you do, as I am I have the page bookmarked on my Pre2 lol! What up Steve!
If you love F5, the direct link is http://www.shopping.hp.com/store/pro...02_fp_usen_hho