If you, like me, were not one of those fortunate enough to get an HP Touchpad in spite of your best efforts, and if you ordered one from HP Small Business, this may be of interest to you. I just received it moments ago in my inbox:
Important information regarding your HP TouchPad order
HP Small and Medium Business Customer,
Thank you for your interest in webOS and the HP TouchPad – the response to our price reduction has been overwhelming – both in terms of volume and in the energy and enthusiasm it has generated in our customers.
It has taken us longer than anticipated to work through the high volume of orders that were received. We apologize for any uncertainty this caused, but we are now in a position to understand our ability to fulfill your order.
Your order will be fulfilled at the discounted price. However, we do not have enough stock to satisfy your order at this time. It will take 6-8 weeks to build enough HP TouchPads to meet our current commitments, during which time your order will then ship from this stock with free ground shipping. You will receive a shipping notification with tracking number once your order has shipped. We apologize that these timelines are longer than indicated on the website at time of purchase.
At the significantly reduced price, the HP TouchPad does not qualify for our standard 30 day return policy and is not returnable.
If this delay is not acceptable, please send an email to with your instructions for cancellation within a week. Be sure to include your HP order number and the name and ship-to address on the order. Also please indicate clearly if this is the only order requiring cancellation or if you wish all orders in your name to be canceled. You will receive an automated cancel notification when your order cancellation request has been processed. Please be aware, however, that cancellations cannot be reversed, and our US SMB store has sold out of HP TouchPad and will not make any further available for sale.
We are pleased that we will be able to fulfill your order and look forward to you joining the exciting community of webOS!
Check out the forums over at Precentral.net: all the latest touchpad news there says that HP is building 100-200 thousand more unit, but those appear headed to fill online HP store orders. I'm a webOS fan, so I bought one on day one and got a second one on fire sale Saturday. Good luck, I hope you find one!
Ported myself over from Palm III/V/Zire --> Treo 700p --> Pre - --> Touchpad (2 x 16gb) --> Photon 4G---> Fabulous Galaxy Note II on Sprint