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[4]: Bummed to see this now
by kristoph on Wed 24th Aug 2011 18:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Bummed to see this now"
kristoph
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Ok, first of all, you said 10-20x previously and now, in your example, it's 4x which is more realistic cost of manufacturing.

However, that's totally irrelevant, because someone has to actually design the thing, test it, have it built, manage QA, package it, ship it, market it, ,sell it, support it (and I've not even mentioned the software involved).

Just saying 'x costs 1/4 to build and so it should be cheaper' is meaningless because 'building' something ignores all the costs of getting the thing to a consumer.

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