I have been wondering why there isn’t a company or person that sells a multitouch device with simple apps (similar to the MS surface) to the public at reduced price. I know there are many companies that mainly sell B2B at high prices, but nothing really affordable to the general public or businesses.
I figure a good multitouch DI system with all the right parts, including computer and projector would run about $1,000. So why is it not available for under $10k? Is it due to the patent restrictions on these devices?
Also, if a software is open source, could a package software hardware bundle be sold? or will one need to have the open source software maker’s permission?
Let me know your thoughts.