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 fran on Wed 17th Aug 2011 19:30 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

What might work is a drive towards an end to end full feature software experience and $200 ish pricetag.

BlackberryOS might be on the right track.
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/07/22/rim-acquires-online-video-edit...

Also licensing it might keep the projects alive.
http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/29/hp-in-talks-to-license-webos-—-b...

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