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October 28, 2011
The market was created by Apple. That doesn’t mean there couldn’t be a strong No. 2 player.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman • Reversing course entirely on two of former CEO Leo Apotheker’s key decisions as CEO — the departure of the tablet market (and the ensuing lulz) and the spinning off of the PC market. As for the latter, Whitman claims it would’ve been far too expensive — it would’ve cost billions and would’ve proven extremely inefficient. “If you try to hive a division off, it’s really hard because you almost have to recreate the whole thing,” she said. Will this be enough? source (viafollow)
9:00 // 2 years ago
August 30, 2011
The speed at which it disappeared from inventory has been stunning. We have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand.
A statement from Hewlett-Packard • Revealing that the company’s late-round success with the HP TouchPad was enough that they’re going to produce more of them and sell them at fire-sale prices. Which is hilarious, and tells us all that the decision to stop selling them was perhaps a little too rash. Good work, HP! source (viafollow)
21:09 // 2 years ago
11:39 // 2 years ago
August 22, 2011
Via @ProducerMatthew: A friend of his, Tim Kerbavaz, successfully ordered a HP Touchpad on Barnes & Noble, only to later receive this message. Alas, it was not meant to be, he explains: "I was hoping, but inside I knew that it was too good to be true…." Also, CDW also reportedly canceled a separate order of his via phone. Oh, HP, you’ve really screwed up this mess.

Via @ProducerMatthew: A friend of his, Tim Kerbavaz, successfully ordered a HP Touchpad on Barnes & Noble, only to later receive this message. Alas, it was not meant to be, he explains: "I was hoping, but inside I knew that it was too good to be true…." Also, CDW also reportedly canceled a separate order of his via phone. Oh, HP, you’ve really screwed up this mess.

19:20 // 3 years ago
August 21, 2011
And if you can’t get an HP TouchPad through Best Buy, HP themselves are still selling the $149 models.

And if you can’t get an HP TouchPad through Best Buy, HP themselves are still selling the $149 models.

11:25 // 3 years ago
11:16 // 3 years ago
August 20, 2011

More on the mysterious HP TouchPad situation

idroolinmysleep said: This is strange. the TouchPad page on HP’s own website has the $99 and $149 prices with links to a bunch of shopping sites (including BB) right there. Maybe they only want to sell them online?

» SFB says: That’s my best guess. Best Buy in particular took a bit of a hit on the TouchPad — they have a couple hundred thousand in stock, reportedly. You’ll notice that the HP site shows them at $99, but it is in fact not selling them at this time. — Ernie @ SFB

13:03 // 3 years ago
HP TouchPad Report from Best Buy: “HP doesn’t even want us to sell them AT ALL.” The product display? Still up. However, a guy tried to buy one (it doesn’t seem like he was following the news) and was told he couldn’t. I asked the customer rep and he said they were going straight back to the manufacturer, and that the display, which also included the Pre and Pixi, was about to go down. So, there you go: Best Buy is no longer selling the HP TouchPad in the U.S. EDIT: Neither is Staples, and a second Best Buy location had already taken down their display.

HP TouchPad Report from Best Buy: “HP doesn’t even want us to sell them AT ALL.” The product display? Still up. However, a guy tried to buy one (it doesn’t seem like he was following the news) and was told he couldn’t. I asked the customer rep and he said they were going straight back to the manufacturer, and that the display, which also included the Pre and Pixi, was about to go down. So, there you go: Best Buy is no longer selling the HP TouchPad in the U.S. EDIT: Neither is Staples, and a second Best Buy location had already taken down their display.

12:45 // 3 years ago
A fascinating new discovery on the TouchPad: While Best Buy’s Canadian site is selling the TouchPad in-store, the U.S. site says they’ve simply stopped selling the devices altogether. We’re in an investigative mood today. There are two Best Buys within five miles of us. We’re going to Best Buy. We will take photos and report back.

A fascinating new discovery on the TouchPad: While Best Buy’s Canadian site is selling the TouchPad in-store, the U.S. site says they’ve simply stopped selling the devices altogether. We’re in an investigative mood today. There are two Best Buys within five miles of us. We’re going to Best Buy. We will take photos and report back.

11:57 // 3 years ago
August 19, 2011
Last week, it was a big deal that the HP Touchpad had its price cut to $399. Now they’re apparently being liquidated. $99 for a nearly-as-good clone of the iPad? Um, you might want to buy this.  EDIT: Sold out. Dammit.

Last week, it was a big deal that the HP Touchpad had its price cut to $399. Now they’re apparently being liquidated. $99 for a nearly-as-good clone of the iPad? Um, you might want to buy this.  EDIT: Sold out. Dammit.

22:12 // 3 years ago