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HP TouchPad component suppliers may be now sitting on huge pile of unused tablet parts

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Aug 2011, 04:40

Even though the piles of unsold HP TouchPad tablets are now quickly moving out of retailers' warehouses, there is yet another issue that the manufacturer is obliged to take care of...

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posted on 30 Aug 2011, 04:55 2

1. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

What a shame for HP....

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 07:18 1

2. jbash (Posts: 345; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

There might be a silver lining to the whole thing. With all the devices in consumers hands at this point, maybe they built a little bit of a consumer base. The device is rather nice but ruined by the memory of the Palm Pre. If, and a huge IF, there is enough satisfied ppl and the ability to make a tablet at reasonable price they could actually turn this around. Or it could all just be a pipe dream. Regardless I bought my wife a TouchPad(who wouldnt at these prices) and hope this help cool her need for an iPad.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 03:30

4. MyJobSux (unregistered)

I wonder what percentage is actually in the hands of users. I noticed a lot of people buying up the devices with the intent to cash in on them as an investment. Selling the devices on ebay and craigs list. One ad stated the original price was $499, they were selling for $260 (16gig model) and they simple used it once and didnt want it anymore. It would have been nice if HP stipulated one per customer per visit. Although I am guilty of buying 4. Although I didnt sell them, one is for me, one for my brother and another for my parents. My cousin wanted the 4th and when he rolls down its waiting in the box for him.

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