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[2]: HP Touchpad
by Lennie on Thu 18th Aug 2011 07:38 UTC in reply to "RE: HP Touchpad"
Lennie
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I have a feeling that for HP it is important to sell to consumers because they need their software/hardware stack to be good.

But consumers is not their main focus, the business users are.

Apple is not used by businesses as much and the walled garden of the iPad, I think, might not be what businesses want.

HP wants one platform that works on PC, tablet, printer and mobile. Businesses might like that.

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