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HP’s TouchPad Is The #2 Best Selling Tablet This Year

Ars:

HP’s TouchPad was the most popular non-iPad tablet in the first ten months of this year, according to a new study from the NPD Group. The TouchPad has the second-largest tablet market share with 204,000 units sold (17 percent of the market), trailed by Samsung at 192,000 units.

It’s a real shame that HP was/is too short-sighted to see value where it exists outside of dull logistics and consulting.

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All This And Less

Engadget on the $499 Android-powered “Edge” tablet:

Yes, the Edge is a combination e-reader and a Android tablet — it just doesn’t quite work well as either. For $499 there are just too many issues with it, including its chunky body, skimpy e-book selection, frustrating touchscreen, poor battery life and lack of Android apps.

I have little doubt there is a market out there for people who still hate Apple so much they’ll drop $499 on an utterly inferior product, but I also don’t think it’s a big enough market to run a company on.

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Bad JooJoo

Sounds like a racial epithet in multiple ways, birthed from a massive controversy on one of the most hated/read tech blogs on the planet, costing $500 with unproven software and hardware from a company nobody’d ever heard of until Michael Arrington started yelling “rip off”.

Good luck, I guess.