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The Telecom Digest for October 3, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 249 : "text" Format
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Re: Amazon unveils $199 Tablet PC (tlvp)

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Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 14:42:17 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Amazon unveils $199 Tablet PC Message-ID: <fj75xk874cl3.rz0oq2dyc1fz$.dlg@40tude.net> On Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:54:25 -0400, Monty Solomon wrote: > Amazon Fights the iPad With 'Fire' > E-Commerce Giant Unveils New Tablet PC for $199, Aiming to Undercut > Apple in Fast-Growing Market > > By STU WOO And JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG > SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 > ... [snip] ... > > > http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204138204576598670632549928.html > Without meaning to help flog the wares that the Staples chain offers, let me nonetheless ask the opinions of subscribers to Telecom Digest about the current Staples $200 reduction on pricing for RIM's tablet Playbook ($299, $399, and $499, respectively, for the 16, 32, and 64 GB versions (plus tax(es), of course): http://www.staples.com/BlackBerry-PlayBook-Tablet-7-in-with-WiFi/product_SS1058034 And are these wi-fi only? Or has one a choice of cellular data modem built in (for GSM of the T-Mobile (at 1700 MHz) or at&t (at 1900 MHz) varieties, or CDMA of the Verizon or Sprint varieties)? ** Moderator note: Please do not ask questions that are already expressly answered in the material you reference (or are responding to). "tlvp", what do the following points -- taken verbatim from the above web-page -- tell you about the capabilities (or lack thereof) of the device you are inquiring about: "* 3G network access using your BlackBerry~ smartphone as a modem; 4G network access available on BlackBerry~ 4G PlayBook(tm) tablet * Wirelessly connect to your BlackBerry~ smartphone for real time access to: Email, calendar, address book, task list and BBM. * Wi-Fi~ 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth~ 2.1+EDR" I'm not picking on you in particular -- for some reason, this particular peculiar form of 'illiteracy' has been especially rampant recently. (Reportedly, these pricings will be valid through 2011.10.15.) TIA; and cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
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