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[3]: Comment by kovacm
by ccraig13 on Wed 17th Aug 2011 21:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kovacm"
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Let's not forget that the iPhone's acceptance has been held back by only being officially allowed to run on one US carrier ( which was their own doing ) up until this year. I imagine we'll see growth in the iPhone market once more carriers are allowed to offer it. I personally don't care who has more market share, as long as I get the phone I want. Did you take into account the market share of the car you drive? Unfortunately, there are too many who think only one company can win and the rest have to go out of business.

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