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 tupp on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting experiment"
tupp
Member since:
2006-11-12

It's [the Ipad] actually the fastest selling consumer product in the history of man kind.

This statement is yet another classic example of the unrelenting Apple hyperbole and of the irrationality of most Apple worshipers.

One would have to include a few severely limiting conditions in such a statement, before it could even become close to being true. Then, the brag wouldn't be very impressive.

Do Apple fanboys really believe that more Ipads have been sold in a day/week/month/year than cans of Coca-Cola? ... bottles of Budweiser? ... packs of Malboro cigarettes? ... gallons of Exxon gasoline? The list goes on and on. These are definitely consumer products (and the user actually "consumes" most of them).

It would not be surprising that Apple sales are strong, in light of the fact that there are many who actually believe statements such as the one quoted above. Certainly, Apple sales figures have less to do with the merits of Apple products and more to do with Apple marketing.

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RE[4]: Interesting experiment
by kristoph on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 18:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting experiment"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

No, your right, that was my fault and as other pointed out, Nokia holds that crown.

I confess to being biased given that I hold a non trivial number of Apple shares but I do own all of these devices including a dozen apple products, several Android devices (several phones and a tablet), and several PC's (actually I was a Win developer in my past life).

I do believe Apple products are currently the best based on my usage of them all - the computers and the tablets more so then the phones.

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RE[5]: Interesting experiment
by tupp on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 18:44 in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting experiment"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Fanboys, please endeavor to get the facts straight before making bold declarations about Apple products.

And, no, the Nokia 1100 is not "the fastest selling consumer product in the history of man kind." Numbers for food products are much much greater than any hardware product can ever hope to achieve.

In regards to your belief that Apple products are the best, well, everybody has a right to an opinion.

Edited 2011-08-23 18:46 UTC

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