Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Aug 2011 21:25 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless We're living in crazy times, that's for sure. Less than two weeks ago, HP announced it was going to quit making webOS devices. To get rid of existing stock, HP drastically cut the price of the TouchPad to a mere $99 - and this has resulted in a massive run on the device. Lines formed everywhere, and the device is now completely sold out. So, HP has just announced it is going to... Build an additional limited run of TouchPads.
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Comment by OSbunny
by OSbunny on Wed 31st Aug 2011 02:04 UTC
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What HP should do is continue to sell the hardware as a loss leader and make money from app sales. In other words the same business model it uses for its very profitable printer business where it makes money from cartridge sales but sells printers at a loss. It's also the same model adopted by console makers like Sony.

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