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Saturday, February 6, 2010
Kindle, Slate or i-Pad; Much Ado About Nothing!
I can get a digital photo frame with a 7”LCD for $50.00 that plays music, has speakers, takes sd memory and usb flash drives. It has a remote and I can watch a movie on it if I want to load the movie onto a flash drive. Why, oh why are the e-book and rich multi-media toys over $300.00? Why didn’t some young smart ass just take the guts out of the existing pda technology and add in a larger screen? The PDA technology has been amortized, it has been researched and it works well, marry it to a larger screen and retail it for $150.00 and people would buy it.
I’m a tech-nut. I love this stuff but I still find myself wondering if anyone ever does a focus group or marketing survey to see what the price point might be to sell some of the new toys. $49.99 and I would have a e-book reader, $100.00 maybe, $300.00 or more, not a chance and I love this stuff. How are they ever going to sell it to people who are luke-warm or anti-tech?