HP to release 200,000 more TouchPads?

Wednesday, September 7th 2011
Up to 200,000 more TouchPads could be produced by HP
The tech giant is said to be planning one final production run of its TouchPad tablet.

HP could be set to manufacture as many as 200,000 more units of its TouchPad tablet to clear existing component stocks.

The TouchPad has been in high demand after HP announced it will cease producing the Apple iPad rival amid plans to exit the hardware market to focus on software and services, resulting in retailers slashing prices on the device.

UK tech lovers have been able to pick up the 16GB version of the tablet, which boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, for as little as £89, while the 32GB model has been available for just £115.

While it was widely believed HP had stopped making new TouchPads, DigiTimes claimed the company is set to release an additional 100,000 to 200,000 units in order to fulfil its commitments with component suppliers.

It is thought that many suppliers have been left with stocks of parts for the tablet and are keen for HP to take them off their hands.

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