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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There was a rich vibrant mobile mp3 player market long before St Steve blessed it with a casual brush of hiw turtleneck. Apple "invented" the mp3 player market with the Ipod? Not even a little bit close to how it went down.

What Apple did do was a fantastic job at marketing though. Your own comment demonstrates that success.

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