It seems that reports of the TouchPad’s demise was greatly exaggerated, as HP is bringing the device back from the brink for one last hurrah. HP’s making another production run of the hot tablet. HP spokesman Mark Budgell has written in the company’s official blog post that they have decided to make one final run of the TouchPad to appease rabid customers, though he didn’t quote just how many units they’ll be making, saying that “we don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone.”
Of course, there’s no guarantee that the TouchPad would still retail for $99 – according to iSupply (via All Things D), it takes about $300 to make a 16GB version of the TouchPad, which means HP is taking a $200 loss each time the TouchPad is sold at a discounted rate. It’s probably safe to say that when the new shipments arrive they’ll be gone pretty quick, especially since there are modders that are close to making Android run on it.
Source: The Next Bench