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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This is a late tablet
by Tony Swash on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 21:46 UTC
Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

A customer enters a Best Buy shop.

Mr. Praline: 'Ello, I wish to register a complaint.

(The owner does not respond.)

Mr. Praline: 'Ello, Miss?

Owner: What do you mean "miss"?

Mr. Praline: I'm sorry, I have a cold. I wish to make a complaint!

Owner: We're closin' for lunch.

Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this HP Touchpad what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, the webOS HP Touchpad…What's,uh...What's wrong with it?

Mr. Praline: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'it's dead, that's what's wrong with it!

Owner: No, no, 'e's uh,…it's resting.

Mr. Praline: Look, matey, I know a dead tablet when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.

Owner: No no it's not dead, it's, it's restin'! Remarkable tablet, the HP Touchpad, idn'it, ay? Beautiful interface!

Mr. Praline: The interface don't enter into it. It's stone dead.

Owner: Nononono, no, no! 'it's resting!

Mr. Praline: All right then, if it's restin', I'll wake him up! (shouting at the screen) 'Ello, Mister webOS! I've got a lovely app for you if you ?show...

owner hits the tablet)

Owner: There, it moved!

Mr. Praline: No, he didn't, that was you hitting it!

Owner: I never!!

Mr. Praline: Yes, you did!

Owner: I never, never did anything...

Mr. Praline: (yelling and hitting the tablet repeatedly) 'ELLO Touchpad!!!!! Testing! Testing! Testing! Testing! This is your nine o'clock alarm call! (Takes tablet out of the case and thumps it on the counter. Throws it up in the air and watches it plummet to the floor.)

Mr. Praline: Now that's what I call a dead tablet.

Owner: No, no.....No, it's stunned!

Mr. Praline: STUNNED?!?

Owner: Yeah! You stunned it, just as he was wakin' up! Touchpads stun easily, major.

Mr. Praline: Um...now look...now look, mate, I've definitely 'ad enough of this. That tablet is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not 'alf an hour ?ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein' tired and shagged out following a prolonged reboot.

Owner: Well, he's...he's, ah...probably pining for Palm.

Mr. Praline: PININ' for the PALM?!?!?!? What kind of talk is that?, look, why did he fall flat on his back the moment I got 'im home?

Owner: The Touchpad prefers keepin' on it's back! Remarkable tablet, id'nit, squire? Lovely interface!

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RE: This is a late tablet
by karunko on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 22:21 in reply to "This is a late tablet"
karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

A customer enters a Best Buy shop.

Mr. Praline: 'Ello, I wish to register a complaint.

(The owner does not respond.)

Mr. Praline: 'Ello, Miss?

Owner: What do you mean "miss"?


Not to be picky, but "owner" is probably not the right noun to use here. In fact I seriously doubt the "owner" of Best Buy would be sitting behind the counter! *grin*

Also: should we insert the customary "you're holding it wrong" joke to balance things out?

That said, it's good to see you prefer to come up with drivel like this rather than explain why Apple's market "dominance" is good for the consumers but, hey, if that makes you happy...


RT.

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RE[2]: This is a late tablet
by Tony Swash on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 23:08 in reply to "RE: This is a late tablet"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

"A customer enters a Best Buy shop.

Mr. Praline: 'Ello, I wish to register a complaint.

(The owner does not respond.)

Mr. Praline: 'Ello, Miss?

Owner: What do you mean "miss"?


Not to be picky, but "owner" is probably not the right noun to use here. In fact I seriously doubt the "owner" of Best Buy would be sitting behind the counter! *grin*

Also: should we insert the customary "you're holding it wrong" joke to balance things out?

That said, it's good to see you prefer to come up with drivel like this rather than explain why Apple's market "dominance" is good for the consumers but, hey, if that makes you happy...


RT.
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Your humour bypass worked out OK I see and the pedantic implant seems to be functioning well ;)

Apple's 'market dominance' is the result of the consumer deciding that Apple products are better than competing products. Thus for consumers it's a good thing. They get to buy product they prefer.

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