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[2]: Come On,People...
by WorknMan on Thu 18th Aug 2011 02:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Come On,People..."
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There are about 50 million people in the world who disagree with you ;-)

You're right about that. When I want to surf the web while lying in bed or kicked back on the couch, I don't want to do that with a f**king laptop or tiny smartphone screen. Plus, if you are a keyboard player and use a lot of softsynths, you can use the iPad's touch screen as a MIDI control surface, then it becomes all kinds of useful ;) Hell, some synth makers (both hardware and software) are building iPad apps just for this purpose.

Oh, but I thought you couldn't use tablets for anything but content consumption ;)

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