Thanks to Gregory Gorman, one of the organizers of Mobile 2.0 for inviting me to participate in one of the workshops. This event is always a good one with respect to the people and content.
Take a look at the agenda here: Mobile 2.0 Conference 2011.
As a sneak peak, Gregory told me that the opening keynote, panels and workshops will be full of insight and useful content to take back to your office and start charging towards your mobile goals.
There has been a lot of talk and fanfare about Vizio entering the tablet market. Engadget reported that Walmart had the device in their system, priced at $349.
Today I went down to Costco and picked up the Vizio tablet for $329.99. The store I went to had 30 of them in inventory. Costco has it for $20 cheaper and available *before* Walmart! When you walk into the giant warehouse and wander around the TVs and PCs you won’t find it on display. At time of writing, there was only the Acer Iconia and HP Touchpad on display. If you want to grab one, you’ll have to ask a Supervisor, who is on the other side of the Cashiers, when trying to check out. As you can see from the receipt, this is the exact same model: VTAB1008. There is also an Accessories Pack for sale ($39.99) that includes a case, SD card and I believe some headphones, but was not that interested. It took a while for them to find it in the secure products area, the guy told me that the tablets were still sitting in the larger box/pallet. Continue Reading →
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