Reports from inside HP indicate that a 7-inch version of the TouchPad was close to release with production ready units being tested by staffers.
Codenamed the “Opal” tablet, the smaller slate made its way through the FCC two weeks ago and was on track to AT&T. HP’s QA team were in the process of debugging a production-ready model. The device was set to be re-branded as the “TouchPad Go” and would have been sold in 16GB and 32GB configurations.
The same report claims the TouchPad-maker was not planning to pull the plug on webOS for a few more weeks, however a leak to Bloomberg forced HP to make the announcement earlier.
In spite of all this, the $99 TouchPad has been selling out from most retail locations.