Recently speaking with a senior Webos/Palm engineer regarding a battery issue this individual shared with me the 200k TP in production are already sold. He went on to share that the next run won't satisfy the backlog of orders already placed directly from HP.
The number of orders already pending exceeds the final production run.
This is merely a heads up so take it for what you will. The individual I spoke with was a director and on the front lines.
not trying to start a debate just letting people know that the pool of available final run HP's will be slim.
Update*******Update**********Guess my source was correct sorry to say, see below******
Guess I was right. Sad that I am but I was correct and my sources were correct as well.
Dear Valued Customer,
Making sure customers have a positive experience when they purchase our products is a priority for us. In some cases, limited inventory makes it challenging to fulfill all customer orders. As you signed up for updates on the HP TouchPad, we wanted you to know that we are officially out of stock. Some retailers will have some stock available, but our online inventory is depleted.
Thank you for your interest in this product and the feedback you provided. Your input plays a critical role in defining our product roadmap and will help us continue to bring innovative products to market.