Call it nostalgic wishing and/or dreaming, but this geeks’ heart would love to be able to walk into a Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Verizon Store, AT&T Store, and wherever else we might see Tablets and Slates on sale and see these devices displayed side to side so that potential customers could pick them up and check them out.
With Apple announcing new retail outlets for the iPad daily it seems, and with Samsung sure to make an effort to match, it would be a geek’s dream to see something like this, along with any other Tablet/Slate maker that has the muscle to gain shelf space.
But keep in mind that the Walmarts, the Targets, and the Best Buys usually keep these things under lock and key so that customers have to seek help to get their hands on one. That’s always been a fact of life as long time Talbeteers know. Remember trying to find a Tablet PC with a pen to check out, back in the day when they did make their way to store shelves, even in small numbers?
It will be interesting to see if these retail outlets do make any changes in how they are able to display these very touchable devices, but I’m guessing there won’t be too many opportunities to go hands on, unless you go to an Apple Store. I think it is unrealistic to expect that kind of service just about anywhere else. Let’s hope I’m proved wrong on this.
The picture is from my local Target Store last week. Doesn’t look too promising now does it.