Where the TouchPad Went Wrong

August 26, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE: TechNews World

HP’s TouchPad tablet never sold so well as when HP announced last week that it was ceasing production of the device.

Consumers have cleaned out the market’s US$99-per-unit inventory of TouchPads.

At a time when Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) selling all the iPads it can mak and manufacturers are launching new Android tablets that are making headway in the market, why did the TouchPad crash and burn?

Many factors play into the answer, falling roughly into four categories: issues with HP’s management; a lack of apps; the competition; and patience — or the lack of it.

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