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[7]: Comment by kovacm
by ecruz on Thu 18th Aug 2011 18:49 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kovacm"
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Just reading the comments. But I have to tell you that if you truly were going to board meetings, you would not be here posting in this very geeky site. You would have much better things to do.

Me, I am retired now and can do anything I want!!!

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RE[8]: Comment by kovacm
by phoenix on Thu 18th Aug 2011 18:58 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by kovacm"
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I don't attend the meetings, I just setup the hardware used in the meetings (video conferencing system, wireless, switches, laptops, ipads, phones, etc).

I'm the tech guy working in the windowless basement all day, with multiple monitors and ssh connections to systems around the province (our school district is very spread out, about 2 hours of driving in each direction from the board office).


Unfortunately, no matter how many board members want to use iPads, they just do not work in a business setting where you need to get files on/off the devices. Even for something as simple as reading a PDF file of the agenda/minutes.

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RE[9]: Comment by kovacm
by ecruz on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:20 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by kovacm"
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So what do you recommend your people, to use android tablets, HP, windows?

I have used all of those and they do not compare to what I can do with the Ipad. I still have a 7 inch Galaxy Tab because I like the size for quick train travel.
But, and as good as the tab is (the best screen around), it doesn't come close to my (obsolete to some of you) Ipad 1.
Also, why do everyone makes an almost similar looking tablet as the Ipad? To get sued? Look at the design of a third tier manufacturer that makes the 8 inch Nextbook 3. The design is great and different, why can Samsung and HP do the same and differentiate themselves from the Apple products?

Maybe it is so people will buy theirs thinking that they are buying the other, confusing the market? Who knows...but look at the Nextbook 3 and see something different.

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RE[9]: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:28 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by kovacm"
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Don't those kind of PDF files get mailed around? You can view PDF files on an iPad from the mail client.

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