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HP TouchPad launches straight to the number one spot on Amazon's bestselling list

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HP TouchPad launches straight to the number one spot on Amazon's bestselling list
With just about every major retailer cutting the price of the HP TouchPad to the impressive price of $99, there’s no arguing that it’s going to be one head turner for just about anyone. Of course, you’re pretty much relying on good old fashion luck if you’re attempting to stroll into a local store thinking that the TouchPad is going to be readily available for the taking, but for the people who managed to get in on Amazon’s deal yesterday, they aided the webOS tablet in achieving something considered unfeasible a couple weeks back.

Literally overnight, the HP TouchPad went from being the unknown tablet on Amazon to jumping straight to number one on their bestselling list – ousting the Kindle during the process. Not surprisingly, HP’s tablet is occupying the number one and two spots respectively with the 16GB naturally edging out the 32GB one.

HP TouchPad launches straight to the number one spot on Amazon's bestselling list
Granted that the TouchPad didn’t quite live up to the expectations of HP, at least it can go out with the satisfaction that it managed to beat out things like the Kindle and iPod touch on Amazon’s list. However, we’re sure that this isn’t going to be the only list that we’ll be seeing the TouchPad gracing the number one spot.

Regardless, we’re curious to find out how sales for the TouchPad this week stack up against the competition – like the iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Needless to say, it wouldn’t surprise anyone to find the TouchPad beating them all this week.

source: Amazon via PreCentral

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posted on 22 Aug 2011, 11:34 1

1. hi (unregistered)


If HP initially launch Touchpad with $249.99 i'm sure it will create a head turner as well

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 12:54

6. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


That would be a great price but they'd be losing money either way. The hardware in the TouchPad requires it to be sold over $300 to actually make a profit from it.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 22:41

14. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Except it's not making any profit.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 13:57

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2131; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


no it really wudnt of... the hardware is just horrible... the hardware has been in development for two years because they were going to release it a year ago but then they had webos and didn't bother changing the old hardware... well hp this is what you get for your laziness...

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 17:11 1

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2959; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The hardware is just horrible? Have you even used one? I owned a Xoom for 3 weeks before I returned it and I have had had the Touchpad for 2 days now and it has quickly became one of my favorite devices. Sure the 99 dollars price tag helps but even so, I have found the web browser to be much better than the Xoom's. For one, I had to turn Flash off on the Xoom or put it on Demand because it was too laggy and stuttered like crazy. However I have NO issues running heavy flash on the Touchpad, hell I can even watch full HD videos without it lagging or stuttering at all.

By all means, the Xoom in the end is a better product thanks to the awesome android experience and the millions of apps it has. But the HP Touchpad is a great tablet, it was just over priced and wasnt given the chance.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 20:45

12. E.N. (Posts: 2276; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Hahahahaha, you just said millions of apps, lol.

sorry....carry on

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 20:47

13. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2959; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I wasn't being realistic lol. I was just comparing the amount of apps that Android has against WebOS.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 00:43

18. E.N. (Posts: 2276; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Dude I know, I was just being a douche for fun.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 11:43

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5374; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


they should have worked to gather customers but they released a price for an item customers didn't knew why to choose from the competition

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 12:24 2

3. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


they should have released it in the 200-300 mark and lost money on the tablet to gain customers and then made it back through app sales like some android tablet makers do.

what idiot head of a company prices an unknown OS as the same as the most popular OS's and expects it to get picked? you have to give them a reason to try one OS over another and huge $$ savings is good enough reason for most. The fact that its selling like wildfire at $150 is proof positive of what I'm saying.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 12:43 1

5. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Exactly... webOS is not to blame. HP is for poor marketing strategy. webOS had and still has the potential to be much bigger. Its idiotic to just give it up because their numbers aren't where they want.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 22:43

15. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


HP sucks, we all know that, but get your facts straight first. webOS was dead from the start, way before the HP days. A lot of it can be pinned on Palm and believe it or not, HP tried selling and marketing the phone. But it just wasn't picking up.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 08:24

19. WhatevermanIsAFruitcake (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


"HP sucks, we all know that, but get your facts straight first. webOS was dead from the start, way before the HP days"

Thats not a fact fruitcake, thats your opinion.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 12:37 1

4. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Well of course its going to be on the top of everyone's best selling list. Its a liquidation! Any company could claim that title selling their products at that price... You think if apple sold iPad for $20 a piece people wouldn't stampede into stores? HP wanted to get all of its stock of touch pads gone and over with. Its a once in a blue moon deal and I doubt HP is looking at the sales in joy seeing that they're losing a nice chunk of money for every sold touch pad. It costs over $300 just to produce the hardware for 1 touchpad so they're practically throwing money at us. Of course we're gonna run after free money. Had HP thought a little less desperately before launching this deal they probably could have produced much more revenue.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 16:04

8. humboldt1 (unregistered)


I hope no one buys them off the assholes that rushed down,bought them all up and are now selling them for over $100.00 what they paid,seeing them stuck with them will be funny since it will hurt the individual worse than it would have hurt HP

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 17:12

10. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


most people are buying it because its cheap and/or because they hope someone will port android to it.. then they have a $100 10.1 inch android tablet..

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 22:43

16. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Blegh, why taint webOS with Android presence?

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 22:47

17. techaman (unregistered)


lets say hp said ok fine we will take a hit with the touchpad and pre 3 but we will have our os in every home almost in usa and canada so its kinda smart now they can make money back by putting apps .50 higher, wed os has more tablet apps then android does. i had the pre when it came out i loved it except the keyboard to small and was alittle slow, if you hacked it it was great. The other great thing is the touchpad can except and make calls thanks to the pre 3 sync.

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