HP addresses TouchPad questions

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Aug 30, 2011
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  1. Less than two weeks ago HP dropped a bombshell by announcing they would be halting their WebOS division and effectively slashed prices on the HP TouchPad to $99 and $149…

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    This could all have simply been a brilliant plan to effectively increase tablet market share =P
  3. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +217

    And BINGO was his name-o
  4. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 232


    me: I WANT $99 TABLET!!!
    HP: this product is discontinued and dead
    me: BUT I MUST HAVE IT FOR $99 !!!1!!ONE
    HP says that they will have more information available in the next few days about whether or not they will have more available and if so, what the details are on the situation.

    So, every1 is aware about how HP quitting their pc business.
    Nothing brilliant here. Pure old dirty smelling trick.

    At least we get closer to the real cost of the product.
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Yeah... everything's a conspiracy. Increase market share before they're discontinued? have you talked to anyone who owns one? They might really suck...
  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    I was talking to someone about this earlier today at work as I just ordered the 32GB model for $169 infact half the IT department did.

    Someone mentioned to me it would be considered a fire sale and is illegal not to sure on this.
  7. In the milder Australian vernacular, HP could not organize a pissup in a brewery.

    They could have sold off their TouchPad stock in an orderly manner, at near-cost price, limiting their losses, instead of the flip-flopping panic they have exhibited.
  8. When did Mr. Magoo take over HP? Nothing about this makes sense! HP, "We sold each $99 tablet at a 2/3 lose so... let's loose some more money by making more of them and selling those at a lose too? We are...well, we think we are... still scrapping the whole billion dollar webOS fiasco so don't get too excited. Oh, btw, we are the number 1 PC maker, but we are getting out of that business too. Still spinning gold out of air with those inkjet cartridges, so we have that going for us."

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