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    Quote Originally Posted by neit_jnf View Post
    Coca Cola generated demand for Coke Classic by killing it when they introduced New Coke and stopped production of Classic... The same as HP generating demand for the TP by killing it and stopping production.
    HP created demand because they cut the price 80%. Had they just killed the touchpad and left the price at the same nobody would buy it.
    You come at the king. You best not miss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnotBoogie View Post
    HP created demand because they cut the price 80%. Had they just killed the touchpad and left the price at the same nobody would buy it.
    True and that's the New Coke part. Everyone thought HP was going to dump the remaining Touchpads in a landfill to save on support cost. Instead they surprised everyone by selling them at 1/3 the manufacturing cost. That put the remaining stock (which was larger than most of us thought) in the hands of customers and grew the user based past Honeycomb tablets. They have become the Inspector Clouseau of the tablet industry.
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    HP management isn't this smart anyway. Leo speaks before he thinks and this is what got him run out of SAP in only 7 months as CEO. He makes comments that can't be backed up or trusted. Already he has made comments about HP solutions that the EVP's were not aware of. It's rather interesting to watch a once respected and thriving company implode so fast. As this happens, not one decision maker inside HP seems to notice or have the guts to say something. This could actually be a new course at any top business school in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    they did a "new coke" but are too stupid to realize it.
    That made me
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim_h View Post
    Unfortunately the difference between 'New Coke' and HP is that Coca-Cola never said they were stopping production.
    Wrong very wrong, since I'm 47 yrs old I lived through the old new coke mess

    Yes coke cola did stop making the old coke,
    then people hated the new coke so much that coke cola brought back the old formula yet some hold the belief that coke never brought back old just similar

    so yes coke did announce the end of the old then turned around and "made it again"

    New Coke is the reformulation of Coca-Cola introduced in 1985 by The Coca-Cola Company to replace the original formula of its flagship soft drink, Coca-Cola (also called Coke). New Coke originally had no separate name of its own, but was simply known as "the new taste of Coca-Cola" until 1992 when it was renamed Coca-Cola II.
    The American public's reaction to the change was poor and the new cola was a major marketing failure. The subsequent reintroduction of Coke's original formula, re-branded as "Coca-Cola Classic", resulted in a significant gain in sales, leading to speculation that the introduction of the New Coke formula was just a marketing ploy.
    Last edited by drfp; 09/05/2011 at 11:16 PM.
    I'm not here to criticize the Touchpad but to learn how to make it better.
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