U.S. Best Buy to sell $100 HP TouchPad Sunday

Best Buy stores in the U.S. will begin selling the TouchPad on a first come, first serve basis on Sunday.

Select Best Buy stores will sell the HP TouchPad tablet for $99.99 on Sunday.

Select Best Buy stores in the U.S. will sell the TouchPad for $99 on Sunday.
Select Best Buy stores in the U.S. will sell the TouchPad for $99 on Sunday. Best Buy

A store manager in suburban Los Angeles said the TouchPad will go on sale when Best Buy opens its doors Sunday at 10 a.m. The sale applies to all Best Buy stores that have stock, but not all stores do, he said.

Stores typically have stock in the tens of units, not hundreds, according to the store manager. "If people start lining up, the stock will go fast," he said.

Both models will be sold: the 16GB and 32GB, for $100 and $150, respectively, he said.

This comes in the wake of fire sales by Hewlett-Packard on its TouchPad site and at Best Buy in Canada, among other U.S. resellers.

HP announced Thursday that it is shuttering the WebOS device business.

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Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.


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