HP promises more TouchPads and updates to come

Those who missed out on the deal the first time could be getting a second chance within the coming weeks

Although the fire sale TouchPads sold out quickly everywhere, HP announced last week that it would have additional units in stock before the end of August. Unfortunately, buyers will have to wait a little bit longer before they can get their hands on a brand new $100 TouchPad.

In a mass email to those who signed up for TouchPad notifications, HP stated that new quantities are not expected until “at least a few weeks”. This time, we can only assume limited availability and possibly even a one or two order limit per customer.

The TouchPad, however, will continue to see software improvements in the future. “We expect that HP TouchPad owners can look forward to an over-the-air update that will enhance the platform and add functionality and a growing applications catalog,” said an HP spokesperson to CNet. Exactly what kind of updates and how they plan to spruce up the App Catalog were not specified, but any sort of support is definitely welcomed.

Ever since HP dropped TouchPad support, the company has released QuickOffice updates and offered a number of apps to all owners free. Additional paid game apps, such as Angry Birds Rio HD, Quell HD, and FlightPredictor HD are now available at no costs for a limited time through the App Catalog in the United States.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-08-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.