Hewlett Packard (HP) said on Aug. 18 it would exit the PC business and stop production of WebOS-based devices. The announcement came amidst reports that retailers were complaining about sluggish TouchPad sales.
Even after HP decided to slash the price of TouchPad by $100 just weeks after its release, sales continued to be sluggish and retailers like BestBuy complained that inventories were piling up.
And, in spite of having a dual-core processor, people complained about the device's slowness and customers have reported about frequent crashes. Some say you would be doing a lot of rebooting if you are using a TouchPad.
HP TouchPad also has some glitches. For instance, the e-mail app sometimes may refuse to display the contents of messages. If you want to resolve it, you have to reboot the device. Also, when you rotate the screen, it takes the screen two seconds to match (an eternity for tablet users). Apps can also sometimes take forever to launch.
And, let's face it - the TouchPad does feel like a brick when compared to the svelte, slim and light-weight iPad.
No wonder, retailers found it difficult to push TouchPad off the shelves.
But now, HP has instructed its retailers to sell the TouchPad for $99 (16GB) and $149 (32GB). So should you buy one? We say Yes and there are 10 reasons why. Start the slideshow to find out.