Reportedly losing $207 per unit sold
I wonder if the company is also trying to appease the Taiwanese factories that were stuck with parts of perhaps another 100,000 TouchPads, according to a DigiTimes story. It said HP was going to honor its commitments to its Taiwanese partners, who also manufacture its computers.
The DigiTimes story said the parts were for a 7-inch model of the TouchPad that wasn't released before HP scuttled the line.
It reminds me of the way Verizon reintroduced Microsoft's short-lived Kin phones last fall, before they all ended up at the Dollar Store.