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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love my touchpad
by bels on Wed 17th Aug 2011 23:21 UTC
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2011-08-17

As I write this from my touchpad I have to say most reviews of the touchpad are a bit harsh. I will admit that before the 3.0.2 update there was the occasional stuttering but the update removed those problems. This thing is fully functional and is slowly replacing my laptop as my main work device. As soon as I can get git compiled on here it will (assuming I can get that to work but at least I can try to get it compiled and running which is more than I can say for anyone who has an iPad and hasn't paid apple their extortion money to be able to use the device that they purchased as the user sees fit).

HP's biggest problem is people seem to want an iPad and not a tablet. I think things will get better for them as people realize all the things an iPad can not do that a touchpad can do and as their app store catalog grows. Probably would not hurt for all the in store models to get the 3.0.2 update to get rid of the stuttering problem either.

Edited 2011-08-17 23:24 UTC

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