HP claims TouchPad will oust Apple iPad, become #1 tablet on market

“HP’s European boss Eric Cador has used a press conference in Cannes to claim that his company’s forthcoming TouchPad will eventually become number one in tablets, emulating its success in the PC hardware market. HP has previously stated that it aims to ship over 100 million webOS devices,” Electronista reports. “He went so far as to suggest HP could be the leader by a wide margin, ousting Apple’s iPad from the market.”

Electronista reports, “In the PC world, with fewer ways of differentiating HP’s products from our competitors, we became number one,” Cador said. “In the tablet world we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus.”

MacDailyNews Take: Dude needs to lay off the peyote. The silly bastage left off the rest of his equation: “Number one plus” six original iPad models plus eighteen iPad 2 models equals twenty-five. And, #25 is by far the best case scenario for HP who are obviously drunk on delusions of grandeur mixed with approximately an ocean full of hubris.

Electronista reports, “’We tend to talk about technologies,’ he said. ‘But the way the user is going to look at tablets means it’s about experience. The way the corporate is going to look at it is to say that its employees, who are also consumers, have got to like it and it’s got to be secure. We’re going to deliver that. Beyond that, it’s about marketing and branding.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Translation: We’re relying on the IT doofuses to ram our HP-branded shit down the employees’ throats once again.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: When we added this one, our iCal actually giggled in anticipation.

73 Comments

    1. Yes, both funny and delusional. I have never seen a webOS device. Will the TouchPad only work if it is connected to the Internet?

      Will Eric Cador personally buy the 100 million TouchPads when HP can’t sell them or is he saying that they will only have to “ship” them? How did Microsoft get rid of the Zunes that they shipped? Maybe Steve Ballmer can recommend the same ship to address. (I have never seen a Zune anywhere either. Have you?)

    1. Assuming natural numbers anyway, yeah. Perhaps he was thinking in integers? 1 + -1 = 0. Yep, “HP – We’re a big fat 0” has got to be their next marketing campaign slogan.

    2. … is release a single model that sells at least as well as the best-selling iPad – I’m guessing that will be an iPad2 by the time they release. That wouldn’t seem like such a difficult challenge. Maybe if they just offered the most rudimentary specs of #1 and cut the price in half?
      Mine arrived today. Messed up the set-up and am now trying to get back to the “Find-Your-iPad” set-up.

  1. Hmmmmmm…. don’t know.

    HP has been extraordinarily patient bringing their tablet to market.
    Do they have a mature software?

    Isn’t their developer a cross-over from Apple?

    At any rate Apple ought never to rest on their laurels – I’m sure they wouldn’t.

  2. Can’t recall the quote or from which co-CEO, but RIM was saying some of the same incoherent things about its Playbook.

    The difference between Apple and the rest is that I don’t ever recall Steve Jobs saying that Apple would be No. 1 at anything. Instead, he just introduces the product and then, when it actually is No. 1, he shares that with us at the proper time.

    1. That’s what makes Jobs and Apple a class act that these idiots can’t never understand. Bragging gets you nowhere.

      Apple delivers results. These idiots deliver nothing but hot air.

  3. You know, to be fair, HP is well on its way. It wants to be number one. I just sniffed a Playbook and can definitively pronounce them to be number two right now.

    1. Good point, and the best way to go – great product PLUS great branding and marketing.

      BUT, unfortunately, it often doesn’t work that way with buyers. There are many business sectors where the #1 products are, for example, #9 in sales.

      Or worse, where the most popular product in a field is rubbish. (Not saying operating systems, or anything in particular.)

    2. actualy, it’s not even “great product” first. It’s *users* first.

      Apple make great products because their primary goal is user satisfaction. And then all else follows. Quality (of experience) before quantity of features.

      When your goal is user satisfaction, the product and services have to be great.

      Most other companies are only concerned about sales. Sales driven goals produce feature swamped products. Quantity rather than quality.

      When your goal is sales, being #1, then sadly the user satisfaction is neglected.

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