01/31/2011, 10:36 AM
Personally, I don't think HP is gong to offer the tablet as a loss leader. That said, there's nothing to support your (somewhat insulting) notion that they're going to 'load up their pirated movies and music". You're basing this on what?? You think people looking to save money are automatically theives?
Originally Posted by dandbj13
Personally, I'm always looking for a bargain, but I don't have any pirated music or videos (or even computer software, for that matter). I've bought a lot of accessories for both my phone(s) and my computer(s). I expect I'll do the same for a tablet, if/when I get one; even if I buy one at a bargain price. Example, I shopped like a fool for my high dev TV and the Blu Ray player I bought. I spent $450 and $150 respectively, both in the low end range dollar wise. I also spent another $100 or so on accessories to mount and cable it, and then another $200 (that week) on movies.
That said, I again do not believe HP will be selling the tablet as a loss leader. I won't be surprised to see them doing so with a phone though. WebOS, the tablets, and whatever ecosystem HP comes up with, will be the "other things" that the loss leader would lead to.
Now please, disagree with the concept if you wish, but leave the insulting innuendo at the other side of the keyboard.