Psssst! Hey Mister, Wanna Buy an HP TouchPad Go?
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.