Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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RE: Interesting experiment
by Soulbender on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 22:44 UTC in reply to "Interesting experiment"
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The trouble with that hypothesis is that it seems there are tens of millions of people who don't think the iPad is too expensive.

On a global scale, that's really not that many units sold for a consumer device. Especially not considering that it is supposed to usher in the death of the desktop.
For $500 you can get a decent laptop that does more than an iPad, not to mention desktop systems.
Might explain why Apple haven't sold more units.

It turns out there is no such thing as a 'tablet market'.
Just an iPad market.

Uh, yeah, ok. Maybe you need to step out of the RDF for a while.

In order generate the same sort of enthusiastic sales demand that is common place for the iPad you have to sell competing devices at a fifth of the price of an iPad.
Good luck with that.

Yea, that didnt work out AT ALL for the IBM PC. Apple was such a dominant player in the desktop space. Not learning from the past, are we.

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