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UK Update For £89 & £119 HP Touchpad Tablets: Dixons, PC World, Currys, Comet, CPW OOS

In a frenzied atmosphere that's reminiscent of the launch of the iPad 2 earlier this year, hundreds flocked to online websites to purchase the remaining Touchpad tablets - either the 16GB £89 model or the 32GB £119 version - after HP discontinued the device as well as other WebOS products.

The surge in traffic was enough to cause major websites like Comet to be temporarily unavailable or very slow; some have been reporting Touchpad stock disappearing during the checkout process or while trying to reserve one of the prized tablets.

The recent publicity has caused the Touchpad to rise in popularity albeit belatedly. The 16GB version is currently the best selling tablet at Amazon despite the online retailer still selling it for £349 instead of the expected £89.

Only DSGi (with PCWorld, Currys and Dixons), Comet, Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy have been selling the tablet at a reduced price and all, at the time of writing, had run out of stock for home delivery or collection.

All the 17 other retailers we've probed so far have yet to match the price of the aforementioned stores. Those looking to grab the TouchPad at a reduced price should either wait until midnight or try tomorrow morning.