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[4]: Comment by kovacm
by Neolander on Wed 17th Aug 2011 21:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kovacm"
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High-end only ? You mean like Mac hardware, I assume. This approach has failed in the past, I'm not sure reproducing it is such a good idea.

Apple would never have the place they currently have in the DAP market if they hadn't learned to manufacture low-end devices. Things like the iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle. Stuff that normal people are massively interested in, because it's cheap and good enough, even if it's objectively a good ol' piece of junk.

Edited 2011-08-17 21:12 UTC

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