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]: No, it isn't.
by unclefester on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 05:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No, it isn't."
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

So in 10 or 20 years, $100 or less capacitive tablets that do *much* more than the current ones should be commonplace.


10-20 years? More like 2-3 years.

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RE[5]: No, it isn't.
by Neolander on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 05:50 in reply to "RE[4]: No, it isn't."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Riskier bet ;) Capacitive phones have been around since more than 3 years and they've not yet dropped in price by an order of magnitude.

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RE[6]: No, it isn't.
by unclefester on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 07:32 in reply to "RE[5]: No, it isn't."
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Yes they have,

The Huawei Ideos has a capacitative screen. It sells for $80 unlocked in Africa.

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