11/03/2011, 01:50 AM
How HP doomed the TouchPad to failure
By James Kendrick | November 2, 2011, 2:09pm PDT
How HP doomed the TouchPad to failure | ZDNet
Summary: The HP TouchPad was one of the shortest-lived mobile products ever produced. HP doomed the TouchPad to failure, either intentionally or through sheer incompetence.
The HP TouchPad was a major product rollout subsequently cancelled by HP in just a few weeks. The cancellation caught industry watchers by surprise, and touched off a bizarre series of actions including dumping the entire company’s inventory for clearance bin prices. Hindsight is said to have 20/20 vision, and as a result it is now apparent that HP, deliberately or through sheer incompetence, doomed the TouchPad to failure.