“The main site includes a long Flash intro movie and an elaborate Flash-based site touting the tablet’s various features,” Fried writes. “The best part, though, is how the teaser site loads on devices that can’t play Flash, such as the iPhone and iPad. ‘Such a shame,’ reads the headline on the non-Flash site, ‘Add this to the list of interesting places on the Internet you can’t see on your device. Of course, if you had a Toshiba Tablet, you would enjoy the entire Internet. Yep, Flash sites too.'”
Fried writes, “Of course, getting your hands on that tablet would also require a time machine, since Toshiba’s slate won’t hit the market until spring.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Looks like Toshiba doesn’t want to try to sell pretend iPads to iPod touch, iPhone or iPad users. Can’t blame them; that would be an extremely tough sell. However, with iOS devices now numbering over 165 million, soon the only websites that’ll be Flash-only, thereby excluding a very desirable demographic, will be those of foolish, desperate, hopelessly outclassed, laughably late-to-market Apple imitators like Toshiba.
MacDailyNews Note: Note to advertisers: (including those who advertise via third-party ad networks and become, in effect, our advertisers): Your Flash-based ads are no longer reaching the most well-heeled customers online: 165+ million iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. If you care about reaching people with discretionary income, you might want to consider dumping your Flash-based ads and moving to a more open format that people with money and the will to spend it can actually see.