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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by Zaitch on Wed 17th Aug 2011 19:05 UTC
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I had a short prod with a touchpad in a Staples ( i guess it was the same one mentioned ) in the UK and I must say I was terrifically underwhelmed. Even for a display unit, it was sluggish, stuttering, with noticeable delays between actions. Not at all smooth. Or was it just me?

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RE: Sluggish?
by wazoox on Thu 18th Aug 2011 10:48 in reply to "Sluggish?"
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Apparently HP did a big blunder by shipping a demo OS which is buggy and slow. The 3.0.2 version of webOS is supposedly way better, but ISN'T installed on the demo systems!

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