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[5]: Comment by kovacm
by Windows Sucks on Wed 17th Aug 2011 22:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kovacm"
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

"And yes Android is outselling the iPhone by sheer numbers cause there are like 350 different phones on the market to the 1 iPhone.


"So, in order to make a level playing field, let's disregard one of the core strengths of Android, so that Apple has at least one thing left going for it."
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I didn't say disregard anything. But its funny that all those so called sales don't seem to be adding up to money though. Android has all the sales (Its claimed) but yet Apple has all the money. If you selling way more then how are you making like %50 less money with Apple making about %70 of smartphone profits and Android maybe making %20 and out of that having to pay Microsoft a nice chunk (HTC, Sammy, soon Amazon and Sony etc)

But tablets won't go like that. Phone companies are not subsidizing tablets like phones, tablets are not needed like phones, you are not locked into a contract or phone company with the iPad like you are with the iPhone. This is going to go just like iPods.

Apple will have like 40 or 50 percent of the market and then there will be everyone else.

I really suspect that in 6 months though Android will just be something Googlerolla will be selling cause everyone else will be running from Microsoft and Oracles tin cups. But that is just my opinion on why a company would pay 12.5 billion for something (Patents) that are weak and could of been licensed!

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/judge-denies-googles-witness-complain...

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RE[6]: Comment by kovacm
by itanic on Thu 18th Aug 2011 08:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kovacm"
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2008-08-03

Android has all the sales (Its claimed) but yet Apple has all the money. If you selling way more then how are you making like %50 less money with Apple making about %70 of smartphone profits and Android maybe making %20 and out of that having to pay Microsoft a nice chunk (HTC, Sammy, soon Amazon and Sony etc)

You do realize that any money Apple has is money that their customers no longer have, right? And this is a benefit to Apple customers how exactly?

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RE[7]: Comment by kovacm
by Windows Sucks on Thu 18th Aug 2011 12:18 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kovacm"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

"Android has all the sales (Its claimed) but yet Apple has all the money. If you selling way more then how are you making like %50 less money with Apple making about %70 of smartphone profits and Android maybe making %20 and out of that having to pay Microsoft a nice chunk (HTC, Sammy, soon Amazon and Sony etc)

You do realize that any money Apple has is money that their customers no longer have, right? And this is a benefit to Apple customers how exactly?
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First you make it sound like they robbed people. LOL!

But how it helps us (The customers):

1. Plenty of retail locations so if I have an issue I can just drive over and get it taken care of, replaced and or fixed.

2. Great 24/7 customer service, which is rated best in the business at this time.

3. Money to invest in making better products and to keep prices down by investing bulk purchases.

In the end my statement had nothing to do with customers and more to do with the fact that Android is over blown, companies are really not making money and it will be easy for them to roll out. At the same time Google isn't making much money ether off Android, $1 billion last year. Selling their own phones and devices will make them much more money. And having the patents are a nice side bar but we know that Motos patents are weak so that is not Google's reason for spending 12 billion for the company.

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