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    Hi all,

    I'm posting this, but I don't necessarily agree with all of it. See link.

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    HP single-handedly destroys non-iPad tablet market
    By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | August 22, 2011, 5:23am PDT

    HP single-handedly destroys non-iPad tablet market | ZDNet

    Summary: After getting a taste for $99 tablets, will consumers continue to stomach $500 price tags?

    After less than two months on sale, HP has pulled the plug on the TouchPad tablet and is so desperate to get rid of them that it is having a firesale, selling the 16GB TouchPad for $99 and the 32GB model for $149. But not only has HP killed the TouchPad, it has also single-handedly destroyed the entire non-iPad tablet market.

    So what went wrong with the TouchPad? I think that several factors contributed to the death of the TouchPad:

    The iPad effect - Probably the biggest reason that the TouchPad withered and died on the vine is the iPad
    Let’s look at that ‘iPad effect’ in a little more detail.
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    If Apple couldn't sell the iPad at 500 bucks, they wouldn't price them there. There are Android tablets on the cheap too and that didn't screw over the more pricey entries.
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    Which part do you disagree with?

    I'm with the author here - HP just destroyed the value proposition of every non-iPad tablet on the market.
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    I could see your point if HP was staying in the hardware business.
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