Okay, I get that.
Originally Posted by specialshi
There's also the dimension, which you may not have considered, of buying something that just blows you away, and wanting to share your new knowledge! =)
Do agree with the "just as a fashion statement" diss though. Folks have many reasons for buying stuff (and in this economy, they should find more. Please - consume more, our country depends on it), but I'm not a person that gets the device with the highest megapixels, or a cool 3d display, or whatever cool app can wow folks at parties. My phone, my tab, should do what I want it to do.
I'm sure some contractors will show up and tell their co-workers "here's a 200-dollar hammer I just bought from a foundry in Switzerland. It can break diamond!" (somewhat Onionized). But in reality, contractors go to work with their tools, and it's not really about the newest and best, it's about the tool.
Palm and HP are nurturing awesome tools.
(btw - went in and saw a 3d phone today. My reaction was "how do I check my email?")