Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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RE[4]: Interesting experiment
by Yoko_T on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 02:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting experiment"
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"There was never a music player market, just an iPod market and lots of unimportant, low volume, low profit fast forgotten junk music players.

While I agree that the iPod was the king of mp3 players, there were a lot of other players that were superior to it, except that the other players weren't tethered to iTunes, so the tech tards didn't know how to use them. Apparently, drag and drop (or better yet, Media Monkey) is too complicated for people to figure out.

So, while the iPod won the mp3 race, it wasn't because of it's superiority, but because of its ability to cater to the lowest common denominator, just like the iPad does. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, but don't pretend these devices are more than what they actually are.

Actually both you guys are wrong. The real winner here are companies like Tracfone and Net10 which are selling low cost no contract phones have integrated mp3 players Like the LG 500g which can play back mp3 and other files without forcing you to subscribe to something like Itunes or other such services. All you have to do is plug it into a usb port and copy files over to it like you would to a flash drive.

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RE[5]: Interesting experiment
by ccraig13 on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 17:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting experiment"
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All you have to do is plug it into a usb port and copy files over to it like you would to a flash drive.

You must not have grandparents. ( I apologize if you actually don't )

Seriously though, my parents, grandparents and many others barely understand what the "Desktop" is, let alone how to drag and drop files into a flash drive.

Quick story:
I once had to walk this guy through the steps of emailing us photos, over the phone. I figured as long as he knew where the images where ( he didn't ) that he could simply move them to the desktop temporarily so he wouldn't have to wade through folders trying to find them again. After he finally found the images I told him to drag them to the desktop and his response was, "Whoa, hold on now... what's this 'Desktop' thing?". The whole process took over an hour...

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