September 30, 2011 2:05pm PT by Rebecca Ford
'The Office' Introduces Its Own Tablet (Video)
On Wednesday, Amazon announced the release of Kindle Fire, a tablet device that some experts believe will give Apple’s iPad a run for its money – mainly because it cost a meager $199 compared to the much pricier iPad 2, which starts at $499.
But wait — another tablet hit the market the very next day. On NBC’s The Office, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) presented the employees of Dunder Mifflin with Sabre’s tablet: The Pyramid. And yes, it is indeed in the shape of a pyramid.
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Why that shape?
“So you can tell your clients: Unleash the power of The Pyramid,” responds Schrute.
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Of course, it’s a little on the heavy side. “Without the battery pack and the memory booster, it’s barely three pounds,” says Schrute as he tries to sell it to the crowd.
NBC is currently airing the eighth season of The Office, and the first without former Dunder Mifflin boss Steve Carell.