The whole segment of laptops from $500 up to $1,500 now belongs to Microsoft and Apple.
“Worldwide shipments of these devices are expected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2015, a drop of one percent from 2014, according to the market watcher.”
From this piece on who does BYOD. Spoiler alert: everyone except hamsters.
Kindle kiosk in DFW, terminal D. I really want a Fire, but I really don’t need one. An iPad mini would probably work.
A real Microsoft Surface, in the wild.
“It could show me things I can eat based on my activities for the day,” he notes. There could also be sensors built into the tablet that regulate things such as ambient lighting and noise, he notes. “There are a lot of things a tablet can pick up beyond showing you a menu,” he says.
Of course, more sophisticated applications based on user preference require customers to log-in and have their behavior tracked, which not all may greet with enthusiasm. Hewitt believes that when the pain point is large enough – such as a long wait in a high-traffic restaurant – people will generally prefer to use the tablet.
“The app needs to be tailored to different segments,” he says. Tech zealots and those who visit an outlet frequently – perhaps 10 percent of customers – can be offered such personalization, but it shouldn’t be required. “For the others, if you can walk up, look at an item and say ‘I want that’ and touch it and have it brought to your table, that’s amazing.”
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It was always a mystery to me why Dell ditches the Streak and stopped keeping up with Android tablets. I’m not really behind the idea that you can only bet on Windows: it’s clear you need Android too, and I hope try keep it up instead of dropping it so quick this time. Dell needs to give it time and market the crap out f developers to build in the Android ecosystem and sing the praises of their hardware.