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[3]: Comment by kovacm
by Joy_Division_Lives! on Thu 18th Aug 2011 12:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kovacm"
Joy_Division_Lives!
Member since:
2011-07-29

It's remarkable how similar all this sounds to the earlier days of Android on phones. Back then, I was ridiculed by Apple fanatics for even *suggesting* the idea that Android could grab even 10% market share, let alone dominate the industry the way it does now.

Let me assure you - the same will happen to tablet. You'll be surprised to see what the tablet landscape looks like 12 months from now.


Oh...boy. The old "just wait in 12 months..." chestnut that you guys have been touting for the last TWO YEARS! And Android dominates the smartphone industry? Do you even know the difference between market-share and profit-share?

Keep reading. http://www.asymco.com

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RE[4]: Comment by kovacm
by spiderman on Thu 18th Aug 2011 13:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kovacm"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

oh boy! You have your head in the sand. Of course Android currently dominates the industry. Look around you! I can count 10 Android phones for 1 iPhone here.
You confuse Google's advertizing profits with Android success. Of course Apple does more profits from phones than Google. But then Apple does more profits than Dell and nobody ever argued that Apple dominated the PC industry.

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RE[5]: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 16:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kovacm"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Well, Michael Jordan dominated the NBA, yet was outscored by the opposing team in every single game he played. He did make more money than the other team.

Who doesn't want to be like Mike.

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