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[7]: Interesting experiment
by Windows Sucks on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 17:20 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Interesting experiment"
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.
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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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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

""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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Ok, ok. LOL! It's silly but I am gonna bite cause what you said makes no sense.

1. The WALKMAN is a brand just like the IPOD is a brand. Ok?

2. According to you the walkman has sold: 340 million since 1979? And Apple has sold 297 million iPods as of Dec 2010. So Apple in 10 years (IPod came out in 2001) has sold all most as many iPods as Sony has sold walkmans in 30 plus years??? So in 1/3 the time. Hummmmm. Lets do a little math.

Apple has been selling at a clip of about 30 million a year (297 / 10)

Sony has been selling at a clip of about 11 million a year (340 / 30)

And you want to sit here and tell me which is more popular???

Ok I don't know about you but the math tells me that the iPod is and has been way more popular in it's life span. And since the "iPod" is a brand name I could stretch it and say that the brand name is also included in all iPhones and all iPads since all have the functionality of an iPod which Apple loves to point out. But I am not going to even kill you with that, I am going to go with one more nugget.

Look at sales of Walkmans since 2001 head to head with the iPod? No competition. The only thing the Walkman has on the iPod is longevity. That is the only reason there are more Walkmans sold then there are iPods. The only reason. Ummm and on that note that would make my original declaration correct.

Oh and while i am at it us "Fanboys" can rest confident in a few facts:

No music player will EVER sell like the iPod.
No Tablet will sell like iPad.
No Smartphone will sell like the iPhone.
No laptop will sell like the Mac Book Air.

Those are facts us "fanboys" will be able to sit and chew on for a LONG time to come! A very long time to come.

Last note: yes ANYTHING popular can't be popular in all places at all times. So I am sure that the iPod is out sold some place on earth, Just like there is some place on earth where Macs outsell Windows machines. (At colleges for instance) Or a search engine is more popular then Google (Like in China) but over all the iPod has 60 plus percent of the market, its a good bit over HALF of the market so its BY FAR the most popular music device on earth. There is nothing factually wrong with that statement. At least till it's market share falls under 50% . LOL!

(Added Last note. missed what you said about By Far)

Edited 2011-08-23 23:08 UTC

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