So I'm wondering... Why didn't they just make more of the TouchPad and just market it at the same price they were marketing it before; as I said before, all these tablets really need is a competitive price point; which I see Amazon has already taken to heart...
Shame, the TouchPad could of meant something, oh well... I'm guessing that second place share will be enough of a goodbye for the all mighty TouchPad.
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I'm not sure why this is supposed to be surprising. I've always thought tablets were pretty cool, but would never pay $500 for one. $100 is a great price point. I'd have to think on $200. I am curious to see how the Kindle Fire ends up doing.
Not surprising considering they sold their entire inventory of tablets. I am sure if the iPad was $150 dollars they would have no inventory left either. It looks like we are getting closer to that $150 price point with the Kindle Fire.
if i were them i would see about keeping it alive and selling it at that price point. But did they make any money off of selling it that cheap?
That's pretty good, but of course not surprising with the crazy price drop!!
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From what I understood when they did that BB firesale they were loosing money on every unit sold. The big thing that Amazon gets and has an advantage over pretty much everyone else except maybe the Apple App store is the media. That is why they can sell there nice fire unit for less than it costs them. They know as well as equip it with Amazon bound purchasing avenues. Therefore as soon as someone gets one and Amazon looses that $2.50 or whatever it is it's owner buys a few songs and a book that amazon has already paid to it's publisher 10 fold and it therefore costs them nothing anymore.
HP does not have that avenue therefore added value for them is a loosing battle as the media purchased will is or would most likely be purchased from Amazon or someone like them. I think this model is actually in itself exceptionally strong for Amazon. They have also positioned themselves very, very well for the future with this. In the end HP has a dead product they sell for a loss. In the end for Amazon they sell it for an initial loss ad that customer then most likely buy $10-15 dollars worth of profitable media from amazon. You drop that 2-3 dollar loss and amazon makes 7-12 minimum on every unit they sell and that is pure profit for them.
The working of that for HP is a total loss. The working of it for Amazon and the model which is solely there's really is awesome for them. The only one that can come close is the Barnes and Noble NOOK from what I see!
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