Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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RE[3]: Interesting experiment
by Windows Sucks on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting experiment"
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

Yeah and the rumor is that they will sell 22 million over holidays. This rate is faster then Apple sold iPods when they were at this point. And we know what happened with that. There are iPods and then everything else.

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

And iPod sales have been declining for several years.

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

And iPod sales have been declining for several years.


Yes but it's still the best selling Music device on earth. No other music player ever caught it.

But now everyone uses their phones for this stuff.

Yet Apple replaced the iPod with an even better selling phone and better selling tablet.

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

And iPod sales have been declining for several years.


Which doesn't really impact Apple as iPods now account for only 5% of Apple's revenue. The iPod will finally be superseded by another Apple device.

And of course the iPhone and iPad both have iPods built in, I stopped using my iPod when I got an iPhone which is now my iPod.

Meanwhile Apple mostly sells iPod Touch's which are a convenient and popular introduction to the world of iOS devices - it's particularly popular gift for kids and means that when they get their iPhone or iPad they already know how operate iOS devices.

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