Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Brier Dudley's Blog | HP to build more TouchPads -- the Kin edition | Seattle Times Newspaper

Reportedly losing $207 per unit sold

I wonder if the company is also trying to appease the Taiwanese factories that were stuck with parts of perhaps another 100,000 TouchPads, according to a DigiTimes story. It said HP was going to honor its commitments to its Taiwanese partners, who also manufacture its computers.

The DigiTimes story said the parts were for a 7-inch model of the TouchPad that wasn't released before HP scuttled the line.

It reminds me of the way Verizon reintroduced Microsoft's short-lived Kin phones last fall, before they all ended up at the Dollar Store.

Brier Dudley's Blog | HP to build more TouchPads -- the Kin edition | Seattle Times Newspaper

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