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    (For information in case anyone in Australia still wants one and for those who have one and are maybe thinking of returning it):


    HEWLETT-PACKARD'S much anticipated TouchPad tablet computer has been withdrawn from sale in Australia just four days after its retail launch.

    Harvey Norman, who began selling the now-defunct tablet in Australia exclusively on Monday, has instructed its franchisees to take all stocks of the tablet off shelves, contact customers who purchased it, and offer them a full refund or credit for another purchase.
    HP's TouchPad tablet killed in Australia | The Australian
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    I doubt Staples/Office Depot will be as nice as Harvey Norman. Best Buy definitely won't be. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like HP is interested in "making it right" this time around.

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    Interesting line in that article:

    Mr McIntosh said Harvey Norman realised there were issues coming up with the TouchPad as it had a close relationship with Best Buy, which reportedly had sold just 25,000 of the 270,000 tablets they had purchased from HP since sales began in the US in July.
    So that AllThingsD article looks more on the button all the time.
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    Yeah, at this point I have to admit AllThingsD was probably right. The numbers really did seem outlandish to me, but apparently that's how things went down.
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    Harveys had sold about 2000 of their initial 6000 order, which is the scheme of things wasn't too bad of a start (and it was released in the usual HP fanfare lol). Too bad they pulled them off the shelves.....Harveys have a 40% off HP sale this weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGK View Post
    Interesting line in that article:



    So that AllThingsD article looks more on the button all the time.
    Where do you think they got those numbers? AllThingsD. Repeating a claim does not make it true.
    Touchscreens are a fad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syndil View Post
    Where do you think they got those numbers? AllThingsD. Repeating a claim does not make it true.
    Read it again,

    Mr McIntosh [General manager for computers and communications] said Harvey Norman realised there were issues coming up with the TouchPad as it had a close relationship with Best Buy,
    He's not relying on AllthingsD, he's relying on his relationship with Bestbuy. The article mentions what AllthingsD said but that's not what he based his judgement on.
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    Mr McIntosh said Harvey Norman realised there were issues coming up with the TouchPad as it had a close relationship with Best Buy, which reportedly had sold just 25,000 of the 270,000 tablets they had purchased from HP since sales began in the US in July.
    Gotta read between the lines.
    Touchscreens are a fad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syndil View Post
    Gotta read between the lines.
    No what you have to do is just read:

    Quote:
    Mr McIntosh [General manager for computers and communications] said Harvey Norman realised there were issues coming up with the TouchPad as it had a close relationship with Best Buy,

    The quote has two parts, the first part says the GM realized there were issues with the TP due to close relationship with BB.

    Quote:
    ...which reportedly had sold just 25,000 of the 270,000 tablets they had purchased from HP since sales began in the US in July.

    The second part goes on to mention another topic concerning the AllThingsD article.

    You can try to link the two in you mind but that's just it, your mind.

    Which brings up another interesting point, both tablets appear to be unavailable on BB website. Somewhere in the US there must be numerous BB tractor trailers all heading to HP.
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    SemiAccurate usually has better sources and they seem to think something is rotten in the state of Denmark

    Insiders say there is one company looking at the HP PC line | SemiAccurate
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGK View Post
    Read it again,



    He's not relying on AllthingsD, he's relying on his relationship with Bestbuy. The article mentions what AllthingsD said but that's not what he based his judgement on.
    As was pointed out.... it refers back to a "report" not by the person they were interviewing.

    That BB article is still crap, not saying the TP was flying off the shelves, but the quantities just don't work out. And after all this and yesterdays news, I am thinking an actual source would have come out about the BB article.
    I love physical keyboards... but there is two devices that would make me consider a slab, one is something running a full version of Open webOS. The other is an iPhone!!!! HA HA just kidding (about the iPhone that is)...
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    maybe see what is said in the link given:

    The other bit is far less important, but does make you wonder. Sources in sunny California are saying that the Palm/WebOS tablets were actually not selling badly, and in fact were selling quite well. Given the acceptable sales, and the short life span, it makes you really wonder why the line was canceled. The OS was arguably the best out there, warts and all, but wasn’t being supported nearly as well as HP was saying. The PRPRPR $screed$ $does$ $not$ $match$ $the$ $purported$ $facts$, $at$ $least$ $if$ $you$ $have$ $access$ $to$ $the$ $real$ $numbers$. $Something$ $is$ $fishy$ $here$, $very$ $very$ $fishy$.

    Insiders say there is one company looking at the HP PC line | SemiAccurate


    hopfully the samsung rumor comes to fruitation and indeed not only buys the PC division but uses Webos on their own mobile devices going forward.

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