Tablets: Cheap, Cheaper & Cheapest

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Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané   1/18/2013 12:44:14 PM
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Nicole, 

And let's not forget the tablet presented by Sharp at the CES2013. For those who like handwriting notes this tablet is ideal. Not a new concept, though. 

-Susan 

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Re: Student community is a good market for tablets/phablets
Cryptoman   1/18/2013 4:48:59 AM
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@prabhakar

I agree with the potential of cheap tablets amongst the student community. Especially the governments in the third world countries are pushing for tablet based education these days. Cheap tablets will allow them to realise their vision of 'high tech education for all' on a low budget. I know that the Turkish government has published a tender for a project called 'FATIH' that aims to provide tablets to every student. The total value of this tender is $3.8 billion and many local companies are already salivating to get a share of the action.

I personally think this is all a political thing rather than a quest for truly improving the quality of education however, for the cheap tablet manufacturers, this offers a fantastic opportunity to boost their sales.

 

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Re: Tablet Hardware and Software applications
Adeniji Kayode   1/18/2013 2:55:35 AM
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t.alax,


You are right, they might make up from apps and accessories.

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Re: Student community is a good market for tablets/phablets
Adeniji Kayode   1/18/2013 2:49:32 AM
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I am convinced that cheaper price ia s reason why more people will embrace having a tablets. Its becoming a major device to be owned especially if you are educated and you have anything to do with the internet.

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Student community is a good market for tablets/phablets
prabhakar_deosthali   1/17/2013 11:21:24 PM
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If the tablets are offered at cheaper prices , there is a huge worldwide market in the student community .  In India the government has taken initiative to make tablets popular in student community by giving subsidies - the price after subsidy comes just around equivalent oof around $50 ( Sure it is not a high end version but is sufficient for students).

The emergence of Phablets will make it idal product for this student community.

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t.alex   1/17/2013 8:41:18 PM
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If they drop the price, they have to take it back somewhere else to cover the cost. Apps sales, and content sales are some of the ways. 

It's quite exciting to see the flexible display tablet coming up from Samsung. Not sure how much it would cost though.

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Tablet Hardware and Software applications
_hm   1/17/2013 8:06:23 PM
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Tablet hardware and cost is one part. Other part of interest to user is OS and application software. More innovation in this field is required to differentiate one from other and enhance market share.

 

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Lets Dance ;)
Nemos   1/17/2013 4:31:31 PM
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I think now all the companies have to "dance" - follow the rhythm that HP plays with the smart idea to offer its product in lower price.  

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