09/09/2011, 05:59 PM
FYI. see link.
A Take on the TouchPad: Worth Keeping, if You Can Find It
OPINION BY ROSS RUBIN, The NPD Group
Sept. 9, 2011
HP TouchPad: Tablet Worth Keeping, Now that Hewlett-Packard Has Discontinued It - ABC News
When HP announced its most recent quarterly financial results, the company had some shocking news: it would no longer offer its recently released tablet, the Touchpad. HP followed up this unexpected announcement with a closeout sale, with prices at many retailers initially slashed to a mere $99 -- one fifth of the price of the popular iPad 2 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Those promotions spurred such demand for the device that it can now be very hard to find.