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Apple, listen up: The Pyramid tablet rules

Will Amazon's Kindle Fire be the tablet that finally takes a bite out of Apple's iPad? Maybe, but both companies are missing the boat if they let the Dunder Mifflin-Sabre tablet, unveiled Thursday night on NBC's "The Office," slip by them without taking a cue. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBCUniversal.)

After all, there are so many things you can do with it — including hurting yourself just by handling it.

"This week, we are rolling out the brand new Sabre tablet — the Pyramid," "Office" ne'er-do-well Dwight (Rainn Wilson) says, presenting the creation to his colleagues.

"Why is it shaped like that?" asks Phyllis.

"So you can tell your client: 'Unleash the power of the Pyramid,' " he says.

"It's huge; how much does it weigh?" asks Pam.

"I don't know; without the battery pack and optional memory booster, it's barely 3 pounds," responds Dwight.

How much memory does it have on its booster? asks Ryan.

"50 L."

50 L?

"How many L's in a K (kilobyte)?" asks Jim.

Dwight replies: "You're really going to want the booster."

So, hey, HP, maker of the now-defunct TouchPad, and RIM, maker of the flagging PlayBook, and all you other tablet makers struggling to get a piece of the Apple pie: Get your tool dye orders in, think outside the rectangular box — and give us our Pyramids!

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