There was a fire sale of the HP Touchpad in the US over the weekend where the 16GB model could be obtained for $99.00
A similar sale has started in the UK where the same 16GB model has been quoted at £89.00, although it may prove difficult to actually find any
I was on-line monitoring for the price drop and within 5 minutes I tried to get one from PC World, Dixons etc but were all showing no availability at local stores. Decided to pop along to the store anyway but same story, none available and none due in stock.
HP acquired Palm ( a provider of smartphones powered by the Palm webOS mobile operating system) back in April 2010 so perhaps its only natural to see the TouchPad driven by webOS.
Using the full potential of true multi-tasking webOS allows the user to operate in a natural intuitive way. The TouchPad virtual keyboard incorporates a number row to reduce the need to switch between different layouts. HP is working with Quickoffice to include the Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite to allow users to view and edit documents from Microsoft Word and Excel. There is also support for Adobe's Flash technology.
Scheduled to be available 'in the summer' pricing information for the TouchPad will be 'announced later'