In order to flush out and consume remaining supplier inventories, it was reported that HP is planning to produce additional units in time for sale during late October. Interestingly, a recent email sent out by HP’s Small and Medium Business division sheds some light on the entire situation. For these customers still waiting for their orders to arrive, the email from HP outlines that they intend on fulfilling all of their orders – albeit, it’s going to take some time for them to accomplish that.
6 to 8 week time frame in building enough HP TouchPad units to accommodate all orders taken for the tablet thus far – and of course, it perfectly lines up with the reports of them resuming production in October. Once that’s all taken care of, it’s very certain that they’ll more than likely throw one last round of sales before being completely tapped out. However, it’s still unclear if they will actually have any leftovers after fulfilling all previous orders.
In any event, it’s going to be sometime before we can expect to see sales ramping up again – but for those who managed to get in with some, consider yourself extremely lucky!
source: HP via PreCentral