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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Announced to early, released to late
by Adurbe on Wed 17th Aug 2011 18:49 UTC
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I Really wanted a HP TouchPad when it was announced. Set the money aside and was simply waiting for it to be released in the UK.

Sadly, by the time they got around to it I was no longer comparing the TouchPad to the iPad, I was comparing it to an iPad2. Against this, it simply didnt compete anymore!

If HP had announced and released within a month or two, people Would have bought them in droves (_I_ think).

The TouchPad2 will now have to compete with the iPad3, not the iPad2. I hope they learnt from their mistake as I still have the money set aside!!

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