According to a new article up on PreCentral, HP is planning to produce a second wave of TouchPads with an order for between 100,000 – 200,000 units.
HP has said that this second run of units is intended to fill unexpected customer demand, but DigiTimes, via PreCentral, suggests that this second run it to use up the spares that have been produced, but not yet assembled into TouchPads.
“[W]e’ve suspected from the start that there were other forces at play here. True to form, Digitimes claims to have the details, stating that HP’s plan is for the second wave of TouchPads to land in late October (and you thought it was outdated when it launched in July), with somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 units to be produced.
The line about unfulfilled demand is only part of the story – HP also has to deal with parts suppliers who were stuck in a lurch when HP cancelled the TouchPad, not to mention the financial consequences of breaking their order contracts with said suppliers.”
Are you planning on being one of the up to 200,000 people trying to get in on a TouchPad? I will be because it will be the perfect bookend to my Palm Foleo.
Keep checking the HP Online Store to purchase your closeout TouchPad.