Why HP Is Making More TouchPads

Philip Elmer-DeWitt:

But the only reason I can think of for HP to start manufacturing new TouchPads for sale at that price is the one suggested Tuesday by Taipai-based Digitimes.

It seems no one was more surprised by HP’s announcement that it was pulling the plug on the TouchPad than its upstream suppliers, who according to DigiTimes’ sources are suddenly suffering from component overload.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011