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[2]: Interesting experiment
by kristoph on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 22:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Interesting experiment"
kristoph
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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.

It's actually the fastest selling consumer product in the history of man kind.

For $500 you can get a decent laptop that does more than an iPad, not to mention desktop systems.

You can but the iPad is not really there to compete with a $500 (Windows) laptop. You can do stuff on such a laptop but (for most people) the experience will not be nearly as pleasant as the using an iPad 2.

Might explain why Apple haven't sold more units.

I'll just say again here that the iPad is the fastest selling consumer product in human history.


"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.
"

Actually, at this time, there is a very small non-iPad tablet market, and a very large iPad market. That's the reality today.

It might change and the iPad could become like the iPhone with 20% market share or it could be like the iPod with 65% marker share.

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.


I don't know about the past but Apple today is worth more then Dell, HP, and Lenovo combined so I don't think they need to learn much from the past.

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