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[4]: Comment by kovacm
by r_a_trip on Thu 18th Aug 2011 07:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kovacm"
r_a_trip
Member since:
2005-07-06

It doesn't matter what specs or price another product has (like VHS vs Betamax and V2000), you'd be a fool to buy anything else than an iPad because each non-iPad tablet could be pulled of the market any time (Dell Streak for example).

Say hello to the fool. I wouldn't want to be caught dead with an iPad. The whole Apple culture, both corporate and user, just rubs me the wrong way.

That's why I'm very happy with my "inferior" Acer Iconia A500. I'm pretty sure that Android will still run very well on it even if Acer discontinues the A500 and the Android Market will still provide me with apps.

Besides, iPad 1 is obsoleted by iPad 2 and iPad 2 will be obsolete on release of the iPad 3. The only significant continuous factor in this succession is iOS and the App Store (apart from the periferal connectors). Would this be a reason not to buy an iPad?

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RE[5]: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 07:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kovacm"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Why is the iPad 1 obsolete? I have one and still use it. There is nothing wrong with it, so I didn't by an iPad 2 as I don't like video chat nor would I use it to make pictures.

People still buy the iPhone 3GS, for some people it's still a fine phone.

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RE[6]: Comment by kovacm
by r_a_trip on Sun 21st Aug 2011 15:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kovacm"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Obsolete as it is not the #1 flagship product in Apple's stable anymore.

Doesn't make it any less useful, but I used it to illustrate that a tablet that isn't produced anymore isn't useless overnight.

Too much hysteria going on about the imagined lack of continuity in the Android space.

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