“HP (HPQ) has struggled in months; it was downgraded by 11 firms in May and failed to meet Wall Street expectations in Q1,” Top Economic Articles reports via Seeking Alpha. “HP would have really needed a positive reception for its new tablet, the TouchPad, to turn things around. But, in a recent review by Engadget.com, the tablet ‘fails to live up to one’s expectations’ for a number of reasons.”
Why HP TouchPad fails:
1. It’s Bulky
2. It lacks apps
3. The performance is disappointing
4. The webOS software is nothing special
“The HP TouchPad simply cannot compete with Apple’s iPad 2. The rule of thumb is don’t compete with an established product like the iPad, unless your device is significantly better,” Top Economic Articles reports. “The HP TouchPad is in no respect a better device.”
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MacDailyNews Take: LoserPad.
Again, people don’t want half-assed prototypes, they want iPads.
“In the tablet world we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus.” – Eric Cador, HP Senior Vice President, Personal Systems Group – Europe, Middle East and Africa, May 23, 2011
Pogue reviews HP TouchPad: ‘Doesn’t come close’ to Apple’s iPad – June 30, 2011
Mossberg: HP TouchPad ‘simply no match’ for Apple iPad 2 – June 30, 2011