Apple iPad Preferred to HP TouchPad According to Analyst
HP’s first webOS tablet isn’t available to the public just yet, with HP only just revealing the 9.7-inch HP TouchPad release date and pricing, but it appears that even before the TouchPad gets out of the HP door it is being faced with being put down against the Apple iPad.
According to the guys over at the Boy Genius Report who say they were quite impressed with HP’s first webOS slate when they went hands on, Mark Moskowitz, an analyst for JP Morgan believes that consumers are not that interested in the HP TouchPad.
Apparently Moskowitz says, “While we expect HP’s webOS platform to be a differentiating factor compared to the many Android tablets expected to reach the market, we do not think the price points on the TouchPad are aggressive enough to attract the incremental buyer from the iPad.”
The analyst went on to tell investors, ”Plus, the lack of wireless connectivity and limited storage options are a setback. We will look to additional data points as the TouchPad hits the market in coming weeks, but for now, we are lukewarm.”
Who cares? Let’s be honest, analysts can on occasion get it wrong, and although Apple’s iOS tablets dominate the market there’s always room for other tablets that don’t sport the Apple logo. Who knows, maybe the HP TouchPad will do great, maybe it wont, but at least let the device get out the door before predicting doom and gloom.