This story has been making the rounds on the tech sites the last day or so. London’s Berkely Hotel is offering some of it’s guests a special 3000$US room rate that includes a well stocked iPad for use during your stay. “When the iPad comes out in the UK later this month, the hotel will offer the iPad to its guests staying in certain suites during their staLast weekend marked the introduction of an iPad in the suites, which are offered for reading the daily newspapers, or visiting the local attractions as chosen by the hotel’s Concierge. This comes after another hotel chain, the InterContinental, started using iPads in hotel lobbies across London, New York, Buckhead Atlanta and Hong Kong, to give directions for nearby venues and attractions.” (gizmodo)
Is it cheaper to buy your own iPad? Yes. Will this lead to iPads as a commodity? I hope so.