Ever since HP announced that it was discontinuing its six-week-old tablet, the TouchPad, demand has spiked. This is because of the drop in price, which has gone from the $400-$500 range down to the $100-$200 range. All of a sudden, people can’t get enough.
But HP has decided it isn’t dropping the tablet cold turkey. The company has announced there will be more TouchPad’s to meet this demand. Mark Budgell, a social media strategist on HP’s PR team, writes on the company blog that the company will be “winding down production” in the fourth fiscal quarter, which ends October 31.
“Since we announced the price drop, the number of inquiries about the product and the speed at which it disappeared from inventory has been stunning. I think it’s safe to say we were pleasantly surprised by the response,” he writes.