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]: Come On,People...
by kaiwai on Fri 19th Aug 2011 10:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Come On,People..."
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That's still a joke when you compare to a netbook or a laptop in the $250-$400US price range.

And yet the iPad 2 is flying off the shelf without much effort at all (there is no advertisement on television in NZ yet every man and his dog wants one). The reason for the lacklustre sales is HP crap effecting at pushing the product - once again we have a product that could have been great has been undermined by the company who bought it to you. Quite honestly I'll be laughing to myself when the CEO announces that they'll be writing off the Palm acquisition - once again MBA wizkids running a company into the ground because they don't want to do the hard work required.

Edited 2011-08-19 10:04 UTC

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