HP TouchPad price drop goes permanent?

Pricing has long been one of the biggest concerns with HP‘s webOS-tastic TouchPad. So, when the company offered up a $100 discount on the slate, things certainly seemed to be headed in the right direction. Unfortunately, the drop was only a tease, and the price jumped right back to typical levels only two days later. Consumers apparently liked the price cut as well, and HP liked the positive attention. This then moved the company to implement the reduction on a more permanent basis. This is according to a reported internal memo from the company highlighting the decision to permanently price the 16GB and 32GB WiFi versions of the tablet at $399 and $499 “effective immediately.”