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: This is a late tablet
by karunko on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 22:21 UTC 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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RE[3]: This is a late tablet
by Neolander on Wed 24th Aug 2011 07:18 in reply to "RE[2]: This is a late tablet"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

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.

Well, to invoke a discussion I had with MOS6510 recently...

If that's so clear-cut, why do Apple sue competitors instead of leaving them doing business ?

Liebherr and Miele respectively make the best fridges and washing machines in the high-end market, and are well-known for that. Yet they have never sued Samsung.

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RE[3]: This is a late tablet
by karunko on Wed 24th Aug 2011 14:55 in reply to "RE[2]: This is a late tablet"
karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

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

If yours was an attempt at humour then it was very lame and I recommend you stick to your "straight off the press release" posts you're so much better at.

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.

Not only is debatable whether there's any actual dominance at all, you're still not explaining why this is a good thing for me as a consumer: over the years I've bought 3 Mac minis, 1 Mac Pro, several iPods and 1 iPhone but I still can't find a reason to get all excited about Apple's "dominance" -- not to mention that Apple's behaviour has been pissing me off for quite some time now.


RT.

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