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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Buzz only lasts for so long...
by CaptainN- on Wed 17th Aug 2011 19:02 UTC
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HP is a slow moving giant. I really wanted them to be competitive with WebOS - but they did the WebOS announcement last February, way too long after acquiring Palm, then didn't get around to releasing the tablet for way too many months - Apple by comparison never ever makes that mistake. Buzz only lasts for so long (about 2 months at the outset).

Then there's the gap in their phone lineup - where is the Palm Pre 3 (or whatever they call it). The Veer doesn't count.

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