Here's the short answer to the title up above: you can't find a TouchPad in Orlando.
Here's the long answer: are you KIDDING us? Seriously? You're still looking for a TouchPad in Orlando (or anywhere within the immediate geographic area)? Are you crazy or just insane?
After the TouchPad was discounted to $99 and $149 (16 and 32 gigs, respectively), they promptly disappeared. The persnickety tablet buyer (the iPad Elite vs the Android Fanboid) suddenly became far less discriminating and found a way to open their minds (and hearts) to Hewlett-Packard's webOS.
Here at Orlando Insider, we don't pledge allegiance to faceless mega-tech-corporations, and as much as we'd like to proclaim that we simply invest in what works best for us, the truth is that it's more about what we can afford. Right now, this post is being typed on an HP Mini Hackintosh and we're referring to our Gingerbread-packing Nook Color for notes.
But this IS Orlando Insider, so it should go without saying that we're also surfing the iPhone Porn Grid on our iPhone 4 while we work on this story. It's called multi-tasking, bitches.
[Ed: to everyone who is legitimately reading this in order to find a TouchPad in Orlando, we're not intentionally trying to be unhelpful. It usually just works out that way.]
The point is that we don't get paid enough to play with iPad 2's, so you better believe we snapped up a couple of the TouchPads as soon as possible. We got lucky through HP's small business store and if you stay persistent, HP claims that there will be another wave of available inventory.
If you're holding out to pick one up locally: seriously, don't be a jackass. HHGregg sold out within minutes of opening their doors Saturday morning. Best Buy had pulled their stock for the entire day, thus building greater demand.
We're trying to find a witty way to wrap this post up -- something to add a smidge of relevance to our otherwise meaningless blog (read: life), but the only thing we can think of is this: in your desire to put your hands on a TouchPad, don't settle for cheap imitations (read: iPad) or horrible consolations (read: going finger-deep in feminine pad-products. Touchapad, touchapad, touchapad-GO!).
The Smug, TouchPad Totin' Orlando Insider Writing Staff