08/01/2011, 01:58 PM
This is almost funny (but not quite).
Originally Posted by Mize
HP announced the price, to a chorus of non-fans screaming it's priced too high.
Lots of folks respond that HP always has a somewhat padded starting price, to allow for sales, discounts (by discount houses), bundles, rebates, etc.
Bundles and rebates start happening (frankly, at about the same speed as other HP products), and then we start hearing that the prices have "tanked".
Seriously? HP didn't buy webOS for 1.2 billion, just so they could "kill" it shortly after beginning to start their release.