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[6]: Interesting experiment
by tupp on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 16:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Interesting experiment"
tupp
Member since:
2006-11-12

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.

No.

As of June, 2009, more than 340 million Sony Walkmans had been sold since 1978.

Apple had sold 297,000,000 Ipods as of December, 2010.

I doubt that Apple has sold more than 43 million Ipods since December, and that, simultaneously, Walkman sales have stagnated.

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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.

No.

As of June, 2009, more than 340 million Sony Walkmans had been sold since 1978.

Apple had sold 297,000,000 Ipods as of December, 2010.

I doubt that Apple has sold more than 43 million Ipods since December, and that, simultaneously, Walkman sales have stagnated.
"

I mean really? Tape players and iPods are not the same last time I looked?

Let me change the statement. "The iPod is BY FAR the best selling DIGITAL music device on earth. Tape decks not included." lol

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RE[8]: Interesting experiment
by tupp on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 18:22 in reply to "RE[7]: Interesting experiment"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

"Yes but it's still the best selling Music device on earth. No other music player ever caught it."
[snip]
I mean really? Tape players and iPods are not the same last time I looked?

A tape player is a type of device, while an Ipod is merely a brand -- there are many other brands of digital music players.

And the last time I looked, Sony Walkmans were "music devices" and "music players."

By the way, the Walkman has had many iterations since 1978. The latest ones are digital.


Let me change the statement. "The iPod is BY FAR the best selling DIGITAL music device on earth. Tape decks not included." lol

I wouldn't be so sure about the "BY FAR" part as other digital music players are outselling Ipods in some countries.

Please endeavor to get the declarations correct when they are first made.

Nevertheless, the Sony Walkman is the best selling music device on Earth, not the Ipod. And that fact stands in spite of years of Apple's intense Ipod marketing and blanket advertising.

Sorry fanboys.

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