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Did HPs Touchpad sale kill the $499 Tablet?

submitted on August 22, 2011 by orangearrows in "Products / Gadgets"
With people getting used to $99 prices for a high quality tablet (although this sale IS an exception) , would they ever pay $499 for a tablet ever again. Am sure it's will change the buying perception of people going forward.
Also this sale sure killed (or reduced) the sale expectations of quite a few tablet makers since there will be about 1-2 million less tablet buyers when all this stock is finally liquidated.

I would not pay $499 anymore- definitely not. What about you?

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1. Would you pay $499 for a tablet anymore?
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    Total: 6 votes

         

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    • 122437
      orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on August 22, 2011
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      I was looking at the G-slate available for $245 on woot - not that exciting anymore.
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      laaya
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      Posted by laaya on August 22, 2011
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      Whatever and how ever the ipad price remains the same.

      That's why, he richer than the American govt.
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      YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on August 22, 2011
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      I would not have paid $500 for a tablet even before this sale. Laptops are cheaper and more practical, and I have a smartphone if I need to get really moble. A tablet doesn't belong to either camp and looks like a luxury (or a toy) to me.
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      • orangearrows
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        Posted by orangearrows on August 23, 2011
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        You got a point. I am able to do everything from my phone - apart from movie watching or mayyyybbe playing games - tablet does not enhance any other experience. If I have the next Galaxy S2 - wouldn't need a tablet.
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      • YanBz
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        Posted by YanBz on August 23, 2011
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        I love that phone too. When my contract was due for renewal last month, I got myself the next best thing after Galaxy S2: HTC Sensation 4G. Wink

        The 4.3" screen is a lot of fun and very convenient for web browsing. All my smart phones before this had a physical keyboard and I was reluctant to get a phone w/o a keyboard at first. So far I am very satisfied and using a keyboard on 4.3" screen is not that bad once you get used to it.
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      • josetring
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        Posted by josetring on August 23, 2011 [reply] 0 0
        Which is your preferred android keyboard?
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      • YanBz
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        Posted by YanBz on August 24, 2011
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        I just use the stock keyboard that Android came with. Is there big difference?
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      psplove
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      Posted by psplove on August 23, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      I would not paid $500 for a tablet. Even iPad 2! but I got one HP Touchpad at Bestbuy for only $149. Great Price and great deal!
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      BeckaKnows
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      Posted by BeckaKnows on August 23, 2011
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      This will do nothing to the prices. I was reading that while many people think tablets are big sellers, only the iPad has had any real success. Everyone else will try to be a bit cheaper, but they won't produce a product with similar quality to tempt people away.
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      HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on August 29, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Here are 6 apps that will be free until September 1, 2011 Big Grin Save a total of $13.44 if you get all of them.

      Camera for TouchPad (was $0.99) - https://developer.palm.com/app.....98845swgrt

      Angry Birds Rio HD (2 episodes + 105 levels, was $1.99) - https://developer.palm.com/app.....06319eeqrk

      Big Boss (action game, was $1.49) - https://developer.palm.com/app.....24446cnvjo

      FlightPredictor HD (flight delays, was $1.99) - https://developer.palm.com/app.....87057kxshv

      Pennant (interactive history of baseball, was $4.99) - https://developer.palm.com/app.....51564vabdu

      Quell HD (a puzzler, was $1.99) - https://developer.palm.com/app.....52865hgtqc
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      orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on September 2, 2011
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      Dont think RIM read this discussion post. OR any other for that matter on the $99 FIRESALE for Touchpad.
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      • josetring
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        Posted by josetring on September 2, 2011 [reply] 0 0
        Another one is going to bite the dust. With Amazon's new 7"tablet coming out my bets are on a firesale soon.

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