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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by tonymus on Wed 17th Aug 2011 22:29 UTC
tonymus
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I've had my Touchpad just over a week, and I'm pretty happy with it overall (wifey took the iPad).

If you look at the reviews, user reviews are considerably more positive than the 'experts'. That's because the Touchpad is really configurable. I've modded mine to 1.5ghz from 1.2, and added tweaks which pretty much eliminate any stuttering or freezing. It feels pretty darn quick now. The latest version of the OS, 3.0.2, also helps.

I guess the key here is to see how deep the commitment will be by HP to support the WebOS platform. They have a winner here, but it will take some time (look how long it took Microsoft to compete in the video game market).

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