- Aug 18, 2011
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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/five-lessons-tablet-oems-can-learn-from-hp-touchpad-fiasco/14325Lesson One: Don’t launch a product, launch an ecosystem.
So, HP’s TouchPad tablet went from launch to having the plug pulled on it in 49 days. What lessons can other tablet OEMs learn from this fiasco.
Don’t launch a product, launch an ecosystem
One of the biggest mistakes that HP made with the TouchPad was to release a product and then hope that an ecosystem would magically form around it. Things might have worked that way with the iPhone, but that was a long time ago and the platform didn’t have much in the way of competition.