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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RE: Buzz only lasts for so long...
by MOS6510 on Wed 17th Aug 2011 19:07 UTC in reply to "Buzz only lasts for so long..."
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

The Palm Pre 3 is on pre-order.

http://www.everythingpre.com/

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Edited 2011-08-17 19:08 UTC

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CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

That just adds to my point - 6 months later, no renewed buzz. I don't get what HP is trying to do here.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Samsung made a serious marketing effort for the Galaxy S, it was hard not to hear about it or see a picture of it and it paid off. HTC also has a marketing campaign going. Both are the best selling Android phone makers. I don't see any commercials from other vendors and they don't sell much.

It's strange HP didn't do this with the Pre 3. Most people won't mention HP as a phone brand, so they really need to show their face.

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