HP TouchPad price cut: early adopters get App Catalog credit

Outraged users appeased

Move comes as early adopters complain about huge price cut just weeks after launch.

HP has reacted to anger from early adopters about the recent decision to slash the cost of its new TouchPad by offering $50 App Catalog credit to those who bought one between 1 July and 4 August.

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The move comes after HP shaved $100 off of the price of the tablet in the US over the weekend. The 32GB model is now £425 at Amazon UK, down from £479. HP says users have until 31 December to claim the App Catalog credit.

HP’s decision to slash the price so drastically, so soon, has been seen by many as an admission that the poorly received webOS slate was never ready to go toe-to-toe with the iPad and myriad Android Honeycomb tablets.

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Link: HP Palm blog