They must have made WAY more than just one million if Best Buy alone got more than a quarter million. There is no way in hell that ONE retailer in ONE country got more than a quarter of the entire worldwide production.
Originally Posted by viper151
On the other hand: if they really only built one million TouchPads, there is no way in hell that popular story about the TouchPad being a disaster at Best Buy was legit. That is, the 25,000 units sold part could have been. The 275,000 units shipped part, alas, could not.
Also, the TouchPads we're talking about here are WiFi-only 16 and 32GB units. They also produced 64GB 4G units that are fresh (released in Europe when Best Buy were already allegedly trying to get HP to take the old SKUs back) and couldn't have factored into the "sent to Best Buy" figures.
So keeping in mind that Best Buy could not have gotten a quarter of the global production of TouchPads, and the fact that whatever Best Buy did get didn't even include the new SKUs, I reckon that the real number of TouchPads built, inclusive of *all* SKUs and *all* countries, must be closer to 3 million, perhaps even higher.