Friday, July 22, 2011

Tablet Fever

Sorry Steve Jobs, but the iPad just isn't "revolutionary". At all.

I mean, come on. It's an iTouch for old people who have trouble reading small text. That's it. Nothing new. Nothing special. Yet, the tech marketplace is flooded with tablets from companies including Apple, Dell, Samsung, Blackberry, and ACER. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but this is exactly what I was talking about in my last post about corporations divying out a monopoly. Apple is arguably the McDonalds of the technology sector, as they lead the pack with new innovations. They subsequently get the business of the largest market share for said product. The iPad was first, then came the Blackberry Playbook, and then the Galaxy Tab, etc. The whole tablet idea is -- at least to me -- a stupid one. But sure enough, people buy 'em. And if consumers are consuming, then the companies will inevitably milk this temporary market trend for profit.



Let's think about it from Samsung's perspective. OK -- so Apple has a firm grip on the tablet market, and it doesn't look like they're going to budge. Samsung has a couple of options: 1) Try and compete with and out-sell Apple in the tablet market (and risk having to actually out-innovate Apple with subsequent product releases), or 2) Feign competition between Samsung and Apple and accept the #2 or #3 spot in the tablet market by merely "following" Apple's design and adding no real new alterations, thus augmenting the inevitable obselescence of the product, and thus giving all corporations involved more time to "milk" the market for $$$ by slowing the innovative process. Tablets are a dumb innovation and Samsung knows it, but they can make their own model and advertise it in an attempt to curb at least SOME of the profit from the superfluous consumer tablet industry.

It's capitalism, I suppose...but it sure ain't competition…

What's YOUR take on tablets?

21 comments:

  1. I feel they can be cool sometimes but for the price i could defiantly get something better

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  2. Yeah their overpriced to say. But I can't seem to get enough of it I just don't know why.

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  3. I see your point with the rest of the market following Apple's lead in the tech field, but I have a different opinion on your regarding Steve Jobs and apple.

    I think apple has been extremely innovative and have really done a good job scoring home runs across industries consistently. I mean they dominate personal music devices, have a solid niche with computers, provide probably the best designed phone, and now have forged a whole new tech field with tablets.
    I wish I had an ipad.

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  4. i hate it when you talk to people who use apple stuff, and you tell them that there are products with better performance and cheaper and they say no, they are worse, because they don't have apple brand...

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  5. Tablets are nice if you don't have a computer/laptop. My dad has a 64gb iPad 2, and it runs nicer than most cheap netbooks/laptops and it does what he needs it to. Its a good deal more portable than a laptop as well

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  6. I like the idea of tablets but they just arent practical for what I use a computer for, maybe once they pick up on specs i'll be tempted for the portability aspect of it

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  7. Waste of money. Get a laptop or an iTouch...There shouldnt be anything between them

    http://upanduppers.blogspot.com/

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  8. I won't waste money filling rich people pocket, so yep, I don't have a tablet and prefer not to. I'm ok with my computer and my cellphone.

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  9. You might be right, but I still rather have an iPad than the iPod touch because of the bigger screen.

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  10. People just liking having BIG shiny things they can carry around like a status symbol. LIKE PURSES, BAGS for women, and tablets for men.

    Seriously, bring a laptop on the train you dick! :P I'm done with my rant.

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  11. Tablet PC's existed before apple did anything. Apple could put their logo on a piece of shit and call it the iShit, and it would sell.

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  12. i have an ipad. took it with my on holidays, for the first time i leave my laptop home, and for the first time the hotel doesnt have wifi.

    worst week of my life.

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  13. The iPad really is just four iPhones stuck together, I laughed the first time I saw that picture, I still laugh now.

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  14. I don't even waste my money with apple, it is just a company set for people trying to be interesting.

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  15. This is great! Loved reading it, thanks for updating

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  16. The problem with them is they don't fill an empty gap in technology. Just about everyone needs a computer and phone these days, want a camera, etc. Smartphones already give you internet, camera replacement and so much more, while computers give you super power and video editing and such. What does a tablet really give you? Not much, just a fun netbook replacement with less features. But for the prices HP Touchpads are going at, you can't go wrong.

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