When the HP Touchpad was first released many people thought that the tablet may have just what it takes to finally take the iPad down a few notches. On paper, the hardware and the software including internet security looked as if it could hold a candle to the iPad, and possibly compete as the more user friendly open source alternative to the iPad and its many Apple only applications. However, a few months down the line and it looks as if the iPad is going to remain its place at the top for no other reason than the fact that HP tossed in the race early.
With the news that HP was pulling out of the tablet and computer business came a great price reduction on many of their products, including the HP Touchpad. While this most certainly led to massive amounts of people purchasing the reduced rate product in a frenzy, it also means that there will not be a legacy for the Touchpad to build on which means the iPad is going to remain the reigning tablet.
Logical people also will realise that with HP changing their focus, apps, games, and other fun features are not going to be available for the Touchpad, and in an app friendly world most people are going to be willing to pay a bit more for a device that offers more extras. It’s too bad, because it would have been fun to see the superiorly built HP attempt to take on the leading brand for a bit.