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WP7 is very comparable to the Zune - decent product with some nice features, but simply too late. the train has already left the station, and it ain't coming back. how much PMP market share does the Zune actually have? 5%? that's where WP7 will wind up too. MS will continue to improve and globalize it, so it will become respectable. and pour money into keeping it going. so it won't die. MS probably will subsidize developers to offer all the important apps. it will...
well, i see now from these good comments that Sony has just too much "baggage" for Apple to buy it. but the holy grail in the pivotal battle for the consumer living room is a single unit that does everything important so you don't have to connect several boxes together and juggle inputs and settings - which most consumers still can't figure out. plus we all hate all those damn messy cables and wires. Apple builds excellent monitors now up to 27" and so could certainly...
it's time for Apple to just buy Sony outright with its cash horde. keep the consumer and pro lines, but then sell the media part to Disney. Sony has great engineers and some very good products. it always aimed for the premium market like Apple. but the software is always too complicated (like Nokia, dominated by the hardware guys). and the execs are stuck on what strategies worked last decade when they got rich. fire them all. wouldn't surprise me if Jobs is meeting...
um, actually the iPad dock connecter IS also a USB port. which is why you can plug cameras and recording devices into it with an adapter to download, and all those docking accessories work with it. i get that you would like it instead to be an all purpose USB like a computer. but of course that is not what the iPad is all about - it is not an all purpose computer. so don't get one.
that would be laughably ludicrous if true. Apple is rev'ing up its best-in-the-world hype/marketing machine to push iPad holiday sales. bringing the 4.2 update on-line, which guaranteed massive media coverage, the week before the holiday sales season starts is the well-timed big hype. next will come a wave of new iPad TV ads, plus all other media too (do you see all the iPad poster ads around town?). and most clever of all, do you see the top TV series episodes where the...
Answer: Acer is panicked that Samsung may get a lock on "branding" the Android tablet market with its Galaxy tab. So, just like RIM, they announce a product way early. "Don't forget about us!" Acer figures it will be able to beat Samsung and the rest on price, just like it does with notebooks. they also have to wait for a tablet ready version of Android next year because they can't write their own front end software in-house like Samsung can.Acer isn't really thinking...
with no other real Android competition, pent-up fanDroid demand, and the holidays Samsung should certainly be able to sell 1 million Galaxy tabs a month worldwide through the end of the year. but then it will drop like a rock as newer Android models and other tabs come to market ... and the iPad 2 freeze-the-market wait begins. so Samsung achieved its strategic goal by being the first OEM with something credible. how much that matters next year we'll see of course...
mostly agree with you. but ... having an HTPC hooked up to my TV, i know there are times when looking at, especially, shopping websites on the big screen with several people at once comes in handy. whereas three or four people trying to look at one small computer screen at the same time just doesn't work. this was true for YouTube once too, but now all the set top boxes have direct access YouTube web apps built in. Netflix likewise is really a web app. and Flickr, etc,...
yes, Apple choose to target ATV for an auxiliary input on your TV/Receiver, rather than provide a HDMI passthru like GTV does so it could be connected to your main TV input, in between your CATV box/receiver/DVR. that might be GTV's best feature, because it gets rid of input switching, always a minor nuisance. and with PIP to display both sources at once, it comes in handy when you want to check something out immediately on IMDB, etc. but ... in an Apple ecosystem...
ATV is a very nice little product. at $99 you can get one for every TV in the house. or even just your sound system (bye bye Sonos). add Remote and AirPlay on your iOS devices and lots of stuff pretty much "just works" anywhere in the house. but it is still basically an iTunes media extender + Netflix/YouTube. when Apple adds apps for it, then it will be a great little product. you'll be able to turn any TV in the house into a info portal to whatever you and your family...
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