HP Now Shipping More TouchPads

HP Now Shipping More TouchPads e-Reading Hardware Last night HP sent me a shipping for the long delayed TouchPad order I placed with them (damn, all the way back in August). It looks like the long, drawn out death of the HP TouchPad is about to reach a conclusion this week.

HP had told us back in early September that the orders were delayed; they had vastly oversold what few TouchPads that they had on hand. Given how poorly everything else had gone, I half expected HP to cancel the order quietly while hoping I wouldn't notice. Luckily that's not the case.

My order is due to arrive on Friday and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. One of the tablets is already spoken for, but the other has no home yet.

I think I'll hold on to it and see if anyone at B&N, Amazon, or Kobo would be willing to trade the TouchPad for an early look at their new tablet ( B&N Acclaim, Amazon Kindle Fire, or the Kobo Vox). I think that's a fair deal; the TouchPad has a dual core CPU, 32GB Flash, Wifi, 2MP camera,  Bluetooth, and it is probably better hardware than any of the upcoming tablets.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

3 Comments on HP Now Shipping More TouchPads

  1. Yeah, I got my email too. I was half hoping that they had forgotten about me. I ended up buying a 16gb on ebay for about 200. So…I will keep one of the 32gb that are coming and try to sell the 16gb and the other 32gb to someone. I’ll just take the hit on the 16gb.

  2. My brother works for HP so I ended up getting a 32 gig one from him. He just got it but I am letting him try it out before I get it.

  3. I tried getting one, but never got through…

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