Earlier this year, just days after HP decided to stop manufacturing products powered by webOS
, the company decided to get rid of the rest of its HP TouchPad
inventory by pricing the tablet at a discount during what became known as the "Fire Sale"
. While the original Fire Sale was offered by retailers like Best Buy
, this time around the sale will be available only at HP's eBay store. Thanks to the sale, the HP TouchPad had a 17% share of the U.S. tablet market as of last month, putting it second only to the Apple iPad
The sale starts at 6pm Central time this Sunday. The 16GB tablet will cost $99 while the 32GB variant will be priced at $149. Quantities will be limited and the tablets will have a 90 day warranty. Unlike the original Fire Sale, the models being sold are refurbished
and buyers are limited to buying two tablets. An additional three-piece accessory kit bundling a case, wireless keyboard and a charging dock will be offered for $79.
Just in case you have let the specs slip from your mind, the HP TouchPad has a 10 inch display with resolution of 1024 x 768. Under the hood lies a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM aboard with webOS 3.0 installed. HP obviously put this together in order to be ready for the holiday shopping season.