Cheap Shitty Tablet Fever Sweeps America
If you didn’t manage to grab up a $99 HP Touchpad in today’s HPocalypse, don’t even worry about it, man. Without Netflix, a reliable browser, or a rear facing camera, its basically just a big heavy-ass Kindle.
After todays Fire Sale, tons of late-adopter people who would have probably waited over a year from now to buy a tablet have one in their hands now. What kind of repercussions will this have?
These folks are going to want apps. An enterprising coder could make a lot of money right now designing a killer webOS app, because millions of people are looking in the HP Market right now and would be more than willing to drop $5 on an app that could help them feel like their impulse buy was worth it.
Will future tablets be easier to sell to regular folks, now that many of them will now have experience with what amounts to starter tablet? Or will the sudden ”popularity” of the Touchpad ultimately just give the usability of non-Apple/Android tablets a bad name in the eyes of casual consumers?