The whole idea of seeling the Touchpad at a loss, is just insane.
I did the math in another thread... Materials alone cost 300$, so if they sold it for 200, they'd lose 150 prprpr $unit$. $That$ $would$ $mean$ $they$ $have$ $to$ $sell$ $around$ $400$$ $worth$ $of$ $apps$ $just$ $break$ $even$.
Heck, even if they priced them at 300$ they would still have to sell 150$ worth of apps just to make back what they spend on distribution and retail margins. And that's more than many people would spend on apps during the entire lifespan of a Touchpad.
It would never work.
I hoppe everybody enjoy their Touchpads, but the public didn't take to them, and it could never be made to work now.