The Nexus 7: Google ships a tablet
Posted Aug 1, 2012 10:39 UTC (Wed) by khim
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You message read like eerie echo of bazillion articles written ten years ago about CRT. People also explained that "CRT is here to stay" and that "LCD is just to expensive and has a lot of artificats", etc. Major manufacturers started discontinuing CRT monitors 2-3 years after that point and today CRT is dead. Even if LCD is still not as nice as good CRT by some measures.
So, no, $200 tablets will not take the place of $70 eInk readers so soon.
Hmm... $800 LCD was easily able to replace $300 CRT but $200 tablets will not be able to kill $70 e-ink readers? Why? Or have you already forgotten price difference of the time when LCD really started eating CRTs?
While difference was 10x or more (1990th) LCD stayed confined to some niche applications, when difference dropped below 3x - CRT started disappearing. For tablets this moment is about now.
As for "battery which lasts A MONTH"… how about a battery which lasts a week as a reason to not use smartphone? It's quite valid reason yet in some countries smartphones are dominating already and others will undoubtedly follow.
You seems not to grasp the notion of "good enough"—but this is what sells and kills platforms!
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