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[5]: Comment by kovacm
by kristoph on Wed 17th Aug 2011 23:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kovacm"
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Android will certainly dominate the market for phone devices. There is no question about that. I think that in 12 months we'll see the demise of the feature phone and the bulk of phones will be Android 'smart' phones (unless Microsoft manages to exact their $15 fee or whatever then I think WinPhone 7 has a shot at that market too).

Interestingly, even though Android is already much more dominant then the iPhone the App Store has about twice the monthly app downloads of the Google Market.

I don't know what that says about the industry or the people buying phones or whatever but I don't think Apple is too worried. At 142% y-o-y growth with a 14 month old device their doing exceptionally well.

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