Palo Alto, Calif. - Hewlett-Packard has made a $100 price cut on its TouchPad tablets permanent.
The decision to drop the price was made after a $100-off instant-savings promotion run last weekend proved so successful, the company said.
The TouchPad 16GB Wi-Fi model now carries a $399 price, while the 32GB version is $499.
HP also has pushed out the first major update for WebOS 3.0 last week.
The update helped improve:
- email, with faster scrolling and image rendering;
- photos, with easier and faster to set wallpaper, handle photos and albums;
- audio/video, with reduced audio skipping when the tablet is doing other operations;
- autocorrect, with shorter response time and better accuracy; and
- rotation, with sensitivity decreased to prevent over-rotation.