According to Underwriters Laboratories, nearly half of consumers surveyed believe that consumer electronics products are released faster than needed and supply exceeds demand.
The proof of this thesis is given tablets that were rushed to market just to be any counterweight to the iPad. Particularly painful failures were the TouchPad from HP and the Playbook from Research in Motion, which was perceived as too expensive and less of an Apple product. It was because of the price of the Kindle Fire that he started selling so well.
Many respondents also believe that products are hurried to hit the market as quickly as possible, and are often sold with defects, both hardware and software.