Following the announcement that HP are giving up support of webOS, the operating system that powers the HP Touchpad, an onslaught of price cuttings of the device took place in the United States. Now however, it would seem the same savings will be passed to us Brits.
Mark Webb, official spokesperson for Dixons, announced on Twitter that the device shall be on sale in limited stock later today at Dixsons.co.uk. The 16Gb model will be selling for £89 and the 32Gb for £115, that is over a 70% mark down on both models!
The slashes in price certainly provoked mass sales in the States and so it’s fair to assume that the same will occur in good ol’ Blighty. Regardless of the ceased webOS support, it is still a hell of a lot of tablet for under a ton. Bizarrely it was the lack of support for webOS as a result of poor sales that led to HP dropping it, irony it seems is a cruel mistress.
Are you interested in picking up an unsupported, yet impressive tablet on the cheap? Or would you rather churn out the extra £300+ for a better supported device? Leave you comments and thoughts below.