Remember that one-weekend-only deal whereby HP peddled TouchPads for $100 off the list price? The price cut was meant to be temporary, but as webOSroundup reports, HP has now decided to make it permanent. Here's an excerpt from a missive sent out to retailers by HP's Stephen DiFranco:
As you may be aware, over the weekend, we offered a $100 instant-savings promotion through both our consumer and commercial channels. Despite the very short runway, we were pleased with customer response and, as a result, have made the decision to implement a $100 price drop on the U.S. list price of the HP TouchPad, enabling both HP and our channel partners to be even more price competitive in the marketplace. Effective immediately, the HP TouchPad 16GB Wi-Fi will now be available for $399.99 and the HP TouchPad 32GB Wi-Fi will now be available for $499.99.
DiFranco, who serves as Senior VP and General Manager of HP's Personal Systems Group in the Americas, goes on to say that folks who paid full price for a TouchPad "are eligible for a coupon that offers up to $50 for applications in the TouchPad App Catalog." That's not as nice as a rebate check, but it ought to soften the blow for the few unfortunate souls who may have shelled out $499.99 for the 16GB tablet not too long ago.
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