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HP is offering a $50 savings off the 32GB TouchPad to early adopters of webOS

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HP is offering a $50 savings off the 32GB TouchPad to early adopters of webOS
When webOS initially came onto the scene, its future in the industry was unclear, but nonetheless, there were plenty of early adopters that decided to take the plunge with the new platform. However, those same exact early adopters might have been shocked when HP announced that certain legacy devices wouldn’t be able to upgrade to webOS 2.x and up.

Fortunately though, HP has something in store for those early adopters of webOS seeing that they are offering a $50 savings off the purchase of a new 32GB model of the HP TouchPad. Actually, that $50 savings is in the form of a mail-in-rebate, which requires you to send in a few different documents to receive it.

HP is offering a $50 savings off the 32GB TouchPad to early adopters of webOS
One of our readers sent us an email they received regarding the promotion, and after looking into it, you’ll need to send in the serial number of your eligible legacy webOS device, receipt from your 32GB TouchPad purchase, and the UPC code from the TouchPad packaging. And if you’re curious about the eligible legacy devices, they include the Palm Pre, Pre Plus, Pixi, and Pixi Plus. Once you manage to secure all of that, you’re probably going to send them in for processing – albeit, those instructions have yet to come through.

Still, that’s definitely a nice gesture from HP considering that those early adopters took a gamble with the platform. Well, if you didn’t pick up a legacy device, you might want to befriend someone who did to receive that awesome $50 savings off the upcoming TouchPad.

Thanks John!

source: Palm (1 & 2)

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posted on 28 Jun 2011, 22:13 1

1. cheetah2k (Posts: 773; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


This looks like a good tablet, but no camera on the back side and no 3G connectivity this late in the game really defeats the purpose of buying one...

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 23:26

2. PGS (unregistered)


Got an e-mail today just like the image posted. My first thought was Really!? After the whole "yeah, we're gonna update devices to WebOS 2.0" then "we're not" all I get is a 50 dollar mail-in rebate for a stupid tablet? There might be some loyal WebOS fans but I'm through with it. Waiting for the iphone 5 or maybe the Samsung Galaxy S II :).

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 01:36

3. MyJobSux (unregistered)


Well, considering the price of the tablet the $50 is a drop in a huge bucket. If it was $150 or more I would probably consider getting the tablet. Like cheetah2k said, its missing some newer technology. Its an OS that has about died since HP cant get product to market. I really cant see how they justify the heavy price tag on the device in the first place. If they could get the Pre3 to market I might be interested in going that direction but my Pre is about dead and I need something new. Like PGS said, I'm looking at the Samsung Galaxy S II series for my next phone....unless HP can get products out....

posted on 02 Jul 2011, 12:47

4. Richard315 (unregistered)


Got the TouchPad. Sent in my rebate form. One form, very simple. The biggest hassle was, believe it or not, finding the stupid TouchPad model number.

It's TP-32WF-US.

Only the 32GB model is rebate-elligible. Not the 16.

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