On the HP website, a post reads, “HP webOS devices — At HP we always think about you!” Here, HP tells you the refund you will be getting after purchasing their WebOS devices. For the 16 GB TouchPad, customers will get a refund amounting to £89 subtracted from the price they purchased the device. For the 32 GB version of the tablet, a refund amounting to £115 subtracted from the price they purchased the device. For the 64 GB version, a refund amounting to £159 subtracted from the price they purchased the device. It works the same way with the Pre 3. Customers will get a refund amounting to £69 subtracted from the price they purchased the smartphone. To get the refund, your webOS should be activated before the 23rd of August, 2011. The receipt and device serial number is required as well.
Despite killing the webOS along with the devices running on the platform, it did prove one thing. It proved that slashing down the price of a device would make it a hit. For device manufacturers looking for a way to outsell the iPhone and iPad, this may be a solution.