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: Bummed to see this now
by unclefester on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 05:55 UTC in reply to "Bummed to see this now"
unclefester
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2007-01-13

If phones running these kinds of specs cost $500-$600, I'm not sure why you think somebody can make a tablet (with an even bigger screen) and sell it for $200 less, and have it not suck. Possibly the only company that could do it is Apple, since nobody else makes money off of app sales, but Apple sure as hell won't do it, so long as people are always lined up to purchase an iPad.


You obviously know nothing about economics.

Most products retail for at least 10-20 times the manufacturing cost.

Those $500 phones almost certainly have a unit manufacturing cost of <<$50 each.

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