HP's Bryna Corcoran has been a tweeting machine this week. As HP's Social Media Manager, she's been keeping folks abreast on the latest TouchPad fire sale news.
Earlier today, she announced some reassuring news for folks who lost out on the $99 TouchPad Sale. Stay tuned because more webOS TouchPad stock is going to be available any day now!
According to International Business Times, Best Buy has been boxing up and shipping their TouchPad inventory back to HP. So this is possibly a result of that shift in inventory. Other retailers may get more product in, however, it sounds like the best bet will be to monitor HP's website and follow BrynaAtHP over the next few days. Good luck!
[Source: BrynaAtHP and International Business Times]
In a stunning piece of irony, HP's move to kill off its webOS devices is actually bringing tens of thousands of new webOS users into the flock. If you are one of the new webOS TouchPad users, welcome!
Your new TouchPad is a little bulky and it loves fingerprints, but the engine that runs this baby is the absolute best mobile operating system on the planet. Yes, webOS is better than the iPad's iOS and Google's Android platforms.
We think you will quickly learn to love a few things about your new Touchpad:
- The ease of multitasking. webOS rules in this area. Sure, the others can multitask, but webOS does it so beautifully. You will love being able to quickly flip between open cards.
- Synergy. Got Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, a business Exchange server or LinkedIn accounts? Got them all? webOS will weave them all together for you. All of your calendars in one place. All of your contacts synergized together in one place. It's a beautiful thing!
- Apps. Ok, we are a little lacking in the quantity of apps compared with the iPad and Android devices. And, to be honest, there are some glaring holes (i.e. Office document editing and remote desktop to name a few). But looking through the app catalog will yield some wonderful programs for your business productivity and entertainment. webOS has THE best Facebook app on the market. And if you manage a WordPress blog, webOS is the ONLY place for the official WordPress app. A few of the very first apps I downloaded were, Glimpse, USA Today, Angry Birds and RadioTime.
- Box.net. Heck, the price you just paid for your TouchPad is well worth the lifetime 50 Gig Box.net membership alone! Use it and feel great about this wonderful freebie!
Honestly, we're not sure about the future of webOS. Some say HP just killed it off. Others see HP's move as a positive step to attract a hardware suitor. Let's just say that the state of webOS is....uh, fuzzy. But we choose to live in the today. And today, thousands of new folks like yourself are holding a shiny new Touchpad that you picked at a breathtaking price. And really, that's a great thing.
Congratulations - and welcome to the webOS family!