The numbers keep dropping, but Amazon still planning to ship more tablets than anyone but Apple in Q3
1. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
All of these companies piggybacking off Apple.
3. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)
Sorry Galen, but reality proves otherwise. Keep dreaming.
6. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
If junk = $billions of dollars every year, then give me some of that junk.
7. bossmt_2 (Posts: 448; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Apple's business model is brilliant.
You can see how brilliant it is by Apple Fanboys. Short of sports teams you really don't see the same level of dedication to something so arbitrary. It's a borderline cult. They take low cost products, but cause it's got Apple stuff, they jack up the price. The old test is still out there, Price an apple laptop against a PC laptop. In order to price them similar, the PC will be far superior in features. Same is true now with Handsets and tablets.
8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Right, and I suppose paying $500 for a inferior Droid phone is better, right?
9. bossmt_2 (Posts: 448; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Inferior in what way?
More free apps?
Higher end features?
How would you like access to LTE or WiMax on an iPhone? Tough titties, only way to do it is to buy a hotspot and pay a buttload more per month.
11. Tech (unregistered)
I think Galen you are sleeping in 18th century.
4. bossmt_2 (Posts: 448; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
No one is piggybacking off of Apple. Tablet PCs have been around for a long time. The idea isn't new.
All Apple did was take the iPod Touch and triple it in size. At least Android is trying to be creative. Not churning out the same products with minor tweaks and making insane profits cause people buy what Apple tells them to buy.
On that note, I'm not all that inspired by this tablet. Their best shot is to make the entry pricing point super low hoping to make money on their apps or Prime video service. But I'd rather have a true blue honeycomb tablet. With the price drop on the Xoom, and the already comparatively low price on the Transformer, there are lots of good cheap options out there.
5. WhatIf (unregistered)
Not interested. Sorry Amazon.