Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Aug 2011 17:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ars Technica is reporting that US Retailer Best Buy has been able to sell less than 10% of the TouchPad tablets that it ordered from HP, and now wants HP to take them back. Similarly, deal-a-day site Woot offered TouchPads at a very aggressive price, and only managed to sell 612 of them. This is for a site that often sells out goofy tech widgets in hours. When the TouchPad was gearing up for release, there seemed to be a fair amount of interest among geeks. Is it just that it hasn't resonated the same way with the general public, or have people just been disappointed once they've put their hands on one?
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RE: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Wed 17th Aug 2011 18:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
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2011-05-12

Well, in this case HP controls both the hardware and the os (WebOS).

So does Google now (Android & Motorola Mobile) and in a way Nokia/Microsoft.

But in the tablet space Apple does have an enormous lead and advantage. And other companies are indeed rushing whereas Apple had years to prepare for their product.

So it strange a lot of people on this site claim Apple just copies stuff, while it's the entire industry that's trying to catch up. Their iPad copies don't sell very well.

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