Update on the TechCrunch Tablet- Maker gone Major?
Mike Arrington has provided an update on the TechCrunch tablet, which I personally maligned on Twitter a few months ago. Fast forward to today and they have a working prototype, a set of partners to work with on the hardware and some software that supports the prototype. I’m very impressed with this effort and it is causing me to toss aside conventional wisdom. This is the “maker” spirit at its finest.
Conventional wisdom would say that a content provider with no background in hardware or software development can’t possibly create a tablet device for wireless internet that costs less than $200. Meanwhile, they have a prototype in place and a great vision for what they want to deliver. If they ship this unit, I’m going to buy one for sure. Kudos to Mike and the TechCrunch team for taking a big, bold goal and going for it.