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kennyc
12-07-2010, 06:23 PM
Google Shows Off Sweet Tablet Prototype

Google Shows Off Sweet Tablet Prototype

By Mike Martin
TechNewsWorld
12/07/10 1:56 PM PT

When asked about pricing, Google engineer Andy Rubin quipped that the actual cost of the Motorola prototype tablet he demoed at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference was around $10,000. Consumers will probably get it for considerably less when it hits store shelves, but with the new Android Honeycomb operating system under its hood, it will likely compete with high-end tablets like the iPad and Galaxy.


In a figurative googolplex of names and programs, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Motorola (NYSE: MOT) unveiled a tablet computer Monday night at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference that runs on Google's Android 3.0 operating system, aka "Honeycomb." Only the tablet remains without a name.

More here...

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Google-Shows-Off-Sweet-Tablet-Prototype-71398.html?wlc=1291760280

Dulin's Books
12-07-2010, 10:25 PM
thanks kenny:)

kennyc
12-07-2010, 10:28 PM
Pretty impressive, but I don't think I'd pay $10K for it. :)

Hopefully more reasonable by the time it gets to market. :)

tubemonkey
12-08-2010, 03:56 AM
Hopefully more reasonable by the time it gets to market. :)

The most I'd pay for any tablet is $350; otherwise, I'm quite happy with my $250 Nook Color.

jhempel24
12-08-2010, 07:33 AM
I can't even see paying $350 for a tablet....Nook Color is the best I'd go.

kennyc
12-08-2010, 07:41 AM
The most I'd pay for any tablet is $350; otherwise, I'm quite happy with my $250 Nook Color.

Ah but can you do your taxes on it?

I've got plenty of ebook readers. :p

gtriever
12-08-2010, 07:43 AM
$350 for a dual-core processor, 10" tablet running Honeycomb? Yeah, I'd grab that in a heartbeat.

HansTWN
12-08-2010, 10:18 AM
$350 for a dual-core processor, 10" tablet running Honeycomb? Yeah, I'd grab that in a heartbeat.

You will be waiting for at least 6 more months for that, and then it will more likely be in the 5-600 USD range for anything of acceptable build quality. I personally would prefer something with a full fledged OS that could replace my laptop but is no heavier than the iBad. Light, speedy, and with a long lasting battery. We can always dream.

SCION
12-08-2010, 05:15 PM
...I personally would prefer something with a full fledged OS that could replace my laptop but is no heavier than the iBad. Light, speedy, and with a long lasting battery. We can always dream.

:ditto:

tubemonkey
12-09-2010, 07:11 AM
Why are tablets so expensive?

By contrast, netbooks (with better specs and functionality) are much cheaper.

kennyc
12-09-2010, 08:48 AM
Why are tablets so expensive?

By contrast, netbooks (with better specs and functionality) are much cheaper.

Mostly cause the design/manufacturing process has been in place and optimized for laptops for a decade or so now...all the tablet stuff is relatively new -- closest thing being cell phones and they too are pretty new when it comes to touch input etc...

wodin
12-10-2010, 03:22 PM
Mostly cause the design/manufacturing process has been in place and optimized for laptops for a decade or so now...all the tablet stuff is relatively new -- closest thing being cell phones and they too are pretty new when it comes to touch input etc...

And if you compare the prices with high end cell phones w/o contract (carrier subsidies), you'll find those in the same range as the better tablets.

tubemonkey
12-11-2010, 09:06 PM
And if you compare the prices with high end cell phones w/o contract (carrier subsidies), you'll find those in the same range as the better tablets.

Which means they're just as overpriced as the tablets are.

SCION
12-11-2010, 09:19 PM
Which means they're just as overpriced as the tablets are.

Touché