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HP TouchPad Firesale Spreads, HP WebOS Patents Hang in the Balance

Gina Smith, BYTE | August 21, 2011 09:15 PM

HP TouchPad Firesale Spreads, HP WebOS Patents Hang in the Balance

The global firesale of Hewlett-Packard's just-killed HP TouchPad continues in full force. Even retailer Best Buy, which forcefully asked HP to relieve it of dead stock just a few days ago, started selling HP TouchPads at rock-bottom prices on Sunday.

In doing so, Best Buy joins dozens of retailers and sites that early Saturday began selling HP TouchPads at $99 and $149 for its 16GB and 32GB versions, respectively, touching off a weekend tablet-buying frenzy.

Best Buy is charging $100 and up for the devices, limiting customers to one Wifi-only TouchPad per person and says it isn't accepting refunds or returns. It's tough love but a great bargain for people who just want a dirt-cheap tablet to play with -- and one that's based on webOS. Support for the now-discontinued HP TouchPad will continue via HP's one-year warranty plan.