Everyone has their price, right? Well in light of the fact that Best Buy is sitting on 200,000 HP TouchPads you have to imagine that the deep discounts continue and in fact grow quite a bit. But it all boils down to something simple – is there a price you’d pay for it? I mean, we all have a price, right? If nothing else it’s a web tablet that can do some emailing as well and that has to have some value. If you wanted to buy a portable dvd player, well this is better than that, right?
For me it definitely hits the Android cheap figures – like $100 I’ll buy one now…$200 makes me think but I probably don’t need it at that price. At $150 I’d think it over but probably talk myself into it. Just something for my kids to paly with and watch a few movies and a web tablet for couch browsing. I wouldn’t run after it at that price though – in fact I presume I can get an iPad (1st gen) for somewhere in that range if it were used anyway and that makes me question the whole thing.
I think their best play is to go zoo to zoo and see if they can get orangutans to like TouchPads as much as they do iPads and try to cut a deal. I mean, those orangutans may break a whole bunch of tablets so you have to get the zoo to buy in bulk. Orangutans using tablets has to draw a few extra people in, right?
Anyway, what’s your price for a TouchPad?