The HP TouchPad tablet isn’t doing well on the market at all. I hardly think most of us are surprised by that. Android and the iPad own the market and many of the Android tablets are not selling well either. That fact didn’t stop HP from tossing the WebOS tablets onto the market at a premium price and so far, people have stayed away.
The sales of the HP TouchPad are so poor that sources are telling AllThingsD that BestBuy is trying to get HP to take some of the tablets back. Best Buy apparently purchased 270,000 TouchPads and according to reports it may have only sold 25,000 of the number it purchased.
A person familiar with the TouchPad sales claims that 25,000 sold may be a charitable estimate. HP wants Best Buy to wait and see how things do. I just don’t see the tablet ever selling well, it’s a third tier OS on a third tier tablet right now in my mind. It’s going to take a price cut much greater than the $399 price to lure customers in. What do you think?Filed Under: Tablet News