If you've been interested in grabbing an HP TouchPad ever since the Great webOS Tablet Fire Sale of 2011 kicked off but still haven't been able to pull the trigger, it looks like your options are beginning to dwindle. HP has begun notifying interested customers that it's "officially out of stock" of TouchPads, although it does note that some retailers will still have some stock available. One such retailer is Best Buy, which just announced that beginning November 1st, it will begin offering 32GB TouchPads for $149.99. The catch? Customers will only get the opportunity to snag one after first buying an HP or Compaq laptop, desktop, or all-in-one computer.
It's kind of a bummer to see that the TouchPad is finally nearly gone, but hey, at least the slate was able to let a ton of new users give webOS a go thanks to HP's fire sale. For anyone still interested in a TouchPad that may not want or need a new HP computer, you could always try hitting up Craigslist or eBay for a used (or in some cases, still new in box) tablet. As for you folks that were lucky enough to get a TouchPad, do you still have it or did you spend some time with it and then decide to sell it off to someone else?
HP Drops Bundle of a Deal in Customers' Laps at Best Buy
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 28, 2011 - Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) today announced that beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1, customers can get the HP TouchPad for the low, low price of $149.99 with the purchase of an HP or Compaq Laptop, Desktop or All-in-One computer1. Customers can take advantage of this deal online at BestBuy.com, and at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores nationwide.
The HP TouchPad is designed to work like you do, so you can accomplish more, and connect, play, surf and share more easily. provides the ability to seamlessly move back and forth between apps without losing your place while automatically grouping similar activities together. The HP TouchPad webOS operating platform and comes with 32 GB of storage space.
Best Buy is advancing growth of the tablet category by combining the most tablets under one roof2 with a shopping experience that allows customers to easily try and compare devices. These devices are emerging as priorities on holiday gift lists, as more consumers consider how each can contribute to a faster, easier or more mobile entertainment, work or connections experience.