Tablets: Cheap, Cheaper & Cheapest

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Susan Fourtané
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Re: Student community is a good market for tablets/phablets
Susan Fourtané   2/28/2013 12:28:36 AM
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tirlapur, 

As long as we can't ask today's kids to learn as if they were in the 20th century yes, it's good that they depend on technology because that's the way it will be from now on. 

-Susan

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Jacob   1/29/2013 11:07:24 PM
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"I think we might see cheap smartphones as well don't you think? At least we now have smartphones that perform similar functions as tablets and laptops do"

Ann, there is no doubt in that. After the introduction of Android based Smartphones, the prices for premium brand Smartphones has slashed considerably. There is no doubt that price may slash further up on the introduction of Ubuntu OS for mobiles & Tablets.

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Jacob   1/29/2013 11:04:22 PM
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"Indian government not only released worlds cheapest tablet (Aakash tablet)"

Trrlapur, yes I had heard about it and associated controversies. I read that it's a Chinese product with 'Made in India' label. Then ofcource it may much cheaper in China.

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The Source   1/28/2013 8:38:22 PM
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Susan and Prabhakar,

I thought of you when I came across this article about tablets for kids. The article says these tablets are priced under $200, and that their features include "bright colors, durable cases and rubberized surfaces."  

Susan, the article says these tables will be the next fixation for kids. This is not good news for those of us who want to see our children improve their penmanship.

Here's the link to the article:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/01/kids-tablets-ipad/

Thanks for your comments.

 

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AzmatMalik   1/22/2013 6:13:54 PM
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Sure .. but have you been following WHAT is goiung on with the 'people's tablet'.  Governments rarely can take such initiatives, and succeed. Unfortunately when the effort is processed through private-public 'partnerships' the 'private' makes a financial killing at the cost of public funding, and nothing to show at the end.

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tirlapur   1/22/2013 1:07:39 PM
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If companies are slashing the tablets prices like this at one point of time there may be chances that tablets are cheaper than smartphones

@Jacob, Indian government not only released worlds cheapest tablet (Aakash tablet) but it is also trying to build ecosystem of applications, mainly related to education. This is a very good move by the indian government I hope other countries will take such inititatives to bridge the digital divide.


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Anna young   1/22/2013 10:40:11 AM
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@Jacob, I think we might see cheap smartphones as well don't you think? At least we now have smartphones that perform similar functions as tablets and laptops do.

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Anna young   1/22/2013 10:31:15 AM
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Hi Susan/tirlapur, I agree with your assertions. It's increasingly possible to do away with the use of papers, pens and pencils due to accessibility to smartphones, tablets and laptops. I suppose with further price reductions of these items, conventional writing tools might altogether become a thing of the past. Tirlapur, understand your point. The trend dictates. Schools, colleges and University are supporting this transformation.

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Bolaji Ojo   1/21/2013 10:48:59 PM
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Students don't have to choose. They can have PCS for higher functionalities and tablets for simpler functions.

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Bolaji Ojo   1/21/2013 10:42:42 PM
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Technology is advancing at a pace few ever dreamt possible and the impact is being felt most by the younger generation who may not even be trained on pen and paper to start!

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