I'm sure many techies remember the TouchPad tablet from HP as one of the most spectacular flops on 2011. This webOS tablet was on the market for less than 2 months before HP threw in the towel, and while that was a short life it was a longer run than the one enjoyed by the TouchPad Go, the smaller tablet which HP had intended to release as a compliment to the 9.7" TouchPad.
The TouchPad Go was going to have a 7" screen, dual cameras, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and all around better specs than the larger TouchPad. Leaked/stolen units showed up a couple times in 2011 (there's even a review) but the tablet was never released.
How would you like to buy one?
Mike Cane has tipped me to a sales listing over on webOS Nation. Some lucky soul claims to have gotten his hands on not one but TEN TouchPad Go tablets:
While I do not endorse this seller, I think this is the real deal. The tablets do look like the other photos and images we've seen of the TouchPad Go, and I can even come up with a plausible story for why and how these tablets were lost for 3 years (ask and I'll speculate in the comments).
But I won't be buying one. As cool as it would be to own such a rare tablet, the price tag is just too high.
But do let me know if you buy one; I promise to be appropriately jealous.