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[5]: No, it isn't.
by umccullough on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 23:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No, it isn't."
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Not sure how many touchpads there are in total now but it's not huge.

Well, Touchpads and phones (Pre, Pre2, Pixi, etc.)

I'd seen reports that over 350k touchpads were sold overnight on Friday - we know Best Buy had 270k of them that they wanted to dump - so who knows how many HP created initially, a million? 5 million?

Also, HP has stated that they won't simply drop support for WebOS. I suspect at the least, they'll sell it to someone who wants to enter this market (or is in the market, and wants a unique edge... HTC or maybe Samsung?)

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