Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Aug 2011 17:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ars Technica is reporting that US Retailer Best Buy has been able to sell less than 10% of the TouchPad tablets that it ordered from HP, and now wants HP to take them back. Similarly, deal-a-day site Woot offered TouchPads at a very aggressive price, and only managed to sell 612 of them. This is for a site that often sells out goofy tech widgets in hours. When the TouchPad was gearing up for release, there seemed to be a fair amount of interest among geeks. Is it just that it hasn't resonated the same way with the general public, or have people just been disappointed once they've put their hands on one?
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Android tablet too
by Babi Asu on Wed 17th Aug 2011 18:19 UTC
Babi Asu
Member since:
2006-02-11

According to analysis by Gruber, Android is only slightly better. From reported 4.6m sold, actually only 1.35m at users' hand or merely 29%.

http://daringfireball.net/2011/07/ipad_dominance

Edited 2011-08-17 18:20 UTC

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RE: Android tablet too
by aldo on Wed 17th Aug 2011 22:33 in reply to "Android tablet too"
aldo Member since:
2010-02-17

Gruber's not really what you'd describe as a reliable source, though, is he?

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RE[2]: Android tablet too
by aesiamun on Thu 18th Aug 2011 13:10 in reply to "RE: Android tablet too"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

but anti apple, pro android news is more reliable?

Pick your poison, you're getting subjective news either way.

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