The Touchpad story grows weirder with each passing day.
Another site mentioned that a 4G model, the one never made according to many, is up for sale on ebay. I followed the link and sure enough, there it was at a wholly unreasonable and clearly insane price.

I'm happy with my wifi TP; it's exceeded every expectation in just about every way. However, I can't help but wonder whether it'd still be in production if HP had released a 4G version at a reasonable price as a true competitor to the Ipad instead of the wifi TP.

Se la vie.