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Old 03-01-2019, 04:25 PM   #47
fjtorres
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Originally Posted by leebase View Post
These first gens are going to be a disaster. Itís not just about a screen that can fold, but software designed to take advantage of both phone and tablet formats. For now, Iíll take an iPhone and iPad Pro and save money.

If I wasnít into Apple, Iíd take an Android and Android Tablet and save even more.

The price will keep these a tiny niche. The crappy software gen1 experience will hurt even gen 2 sales.

Meanwhile, lots of good camera innovations coming out from many of the players
First gen products are always a risk ( "You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their backs." ) but these kind of hybrids ramp up the risk because there are more failure modes: are they better phones than tablets?, better tablets than phones, worse than one of each?

Lenovo is being cagey about what they're doing but their positioning seems safer if they can get the price in the general range of a comparable flatphone because all they're doing is making a folding phablet. The premium price is just a tradeoff for the smaller size, much like the original Razer.

We'll know soon enough.
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