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Re: Hewlett-Packard to roll out high-end Android tablet
said by Boricua: said by Octavean:
HP Slate 7 Android Tablet Still On Schedule to Launch in April
What I don't understand is why HP didn't do more for the TouchPad. They put this out, and people probably won't forget the debacle with the TP.
I like WebOS but the writing was on the wall especially so in todays market.
Android is a safe bet.
I'll also add this article as food for thought:
Prices of Windows RT tablets drop, point to failure of OS
Asus VivoTab RT, which is largely sold through retailers, is being offered by Amazon.com for $382 with 32GB of storage, which is a heavy discount from the $599 launch price. Retailers like Best Buy, Staples and Office Depot have also dropped the price of the tablet by $50, now selling it for $549.
Newegg is listing VivoTab RT as having been discontinued. Asus did not respond to a request to comment on whether the company was still offering the tablet....
PC and chip makers have acknowledged poor adoption of the operating system. Nvidias CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, last month said he was disappointed with the poor response to Windows RT, and Acer executives have said that Microsoft needs to improve the usability of RT.
Prices usually drop if products are made in volume, or if there is poor demand, said Jack Gold, principal analyst at J. Gold Associates.
I think youre seeing discounting based on user demand. I never thought RT was going to be that successful, Gold said.