The Price Is Right
Well. LOL. What did I say? I said the minute I got the Nook Color Bezos would bring out a cheaper tab and here we go.
Amazon is poised to enter the tablet fray with an Android-powered tablet in late September or October, a source with knowledge of the plans said yesterday.
Amazon can take a loss, the point is moving books. And is Amazon ever going to move tablets and in turn books. Even in a bad economy $99 for a tablet computer is a fantastic deal. $99 for a reader that's a 1-trick pony is a "good" deal but not an exciting one. This changes Christmas big time.
Newsflash: Downloads of Angry Birds soars.
After test driving the NC for about 6 months now, it's plenty big for anything I want to do with it. I think the iPad is probably swell and great and fun. But it's big. Where do you put it. And does it really replace a desktop or a laptop/something with an actual keyboard. I'm not writing a book on the Nook or an iPad. Ain't happening. I want to be at the PC and type. Maybe I'm a dinosaur, maybe you "can" write a book or format a magazine or a newspaper on an iPhone but if we're to be reasonable adults no you can't. The resolution isn't there, you need to see things big. Maybe in another 5 or 10 years people won't say that. As a photographer, I will be very surprised to SEE that happen.