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HP Drops Price Again For Its WebOS-Based iPad Challenger 296

oxide7 writes with this selection from IBT: "Hewlett Packard reduced the price of its TouchPad tablet computer again, highlighting the uphill battle manufacturers will need to overcome as they go head-to-head against the dominant Apple iPad line of tablets. Much of a tablet's success is based on the ecosystem of apps that is available to the end-user. HP is far behind Apple or even the No.2 tablet platform, Google's Android."
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HP Drops Price Again For Its WebOS-Based iPad Challenger

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  • by MrEricSir ( 398214 ) on Sunday August 07, 2011 @10:43AM (#37014020) Homepage

    You can buy a $99 tablet at Walgreens. Of course, it's a piece of shit compared to the iPad, but if you really want a cheap tablet, they are available.

  • The Curse of HP (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 07, 2011 @12:41PM (#37014896)

    anything they touch turns to sand.
    They could have written the book on 'How to take over a profitable business and destroy it' or 'Business Destruction for Dummies'.

    I should know, having worked for them for 20+ years and seen it all happen.
    Now I'm an HP Pensioner my opinion of them is that they couldn't make a decent product to save themselves.
    It is a shame really. Once upon a time the was a lot of really good talent there but the Dilbert PHB says everything you need to know about HP management,
    Carly was known as the 'Wicked Witch from Elbonia' in my former group (which she disbanded despite increasing business by 25% year on year).

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