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 leos on Thu 18th Aug 2011 14:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kovacm"
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" The iPhone does not compete in the sub $50 subsidized cost market. Most android devices are competing with Symbian, Windows Mobile, lower spec blackberries, and dumb phones.

As much as you might try to convince yourself otherwise, Windows Mobile, Blackberries and Symbian are not dumb phones

You fail at reading. Read again.

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RE[6]: Comment by kovacm
by Laurence on Thu 18th Aug 2011 22:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kovacm"
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That doesn't change my point nor yours though.

You can't ignore huge chunks of sales figures just because it's targeted at a different demographic.

Edited 2011-08-18 22:16 UTC

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