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[4]: Comment by kovacm
by Dryhte on Thu 18th Aug 2011 08:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kovacm"
Dryhte
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2008-02-05

Belgium: phone, iPod, tablet ;) (well, translated of course)

Actually, I don't know anyone who owns any kind of tablet, and most people I know have either an Android phone (HTC mostly) or a dumbphone/feature phone.

And while hardly anyone I know owns an actual iPod (as in: Apple's mp3 player) most people say iPod when they refer to mp3 players in general.

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