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this BB tab is really lame. but it will be HP that kills it. HP is the other big guy that has a first class world-wide enterprise support operation (besides MS). and its new TouchPad will be aimed squarely at the enterpirse market, rather than the consumer market that the iPad has nailed and Android wishes for. RIM is the next Palm. start the death watch.
this merger hangs Sprint out to dry. they can't survive. Verizon will gobble them up. and then prices go up for everything. especially data. the telcos have been lusting for this chance for years. to get a bigger piece of the action. this is going to cost us all a lot. take off the rose colored glasses.
it will take some time for AT&T to get regulatory approvals and then get the networks synced - probably just the new HSPA service. not this year, guys. 2012. the downside is of course less price competition. AT&T will now has a GSM monopoly in the US. and many can never buy a Verizon CDMA phone because they travel. this is a mixed blessing.
excellent DED take on the iPad 2 with iOS 4.3. especially the Post-PC section: "As long as you approach iPad as a post-PC device rather than expecting it to be a drop in replacement for a PC (whether a notebook or netbook or Slate PC-like device), few of the iPad's limitations will irk you. The ones that remain will be related to Apple's iOS development (meaning they should be addressed quickly, given the company's record-setting turnaround on both completing and...
the reasons for NetFlix success are simple - a great low price for the service and no time limits on watching anything. snailmail BD's and a huge DVD catalog (which can be ripped) add options for those looking for more. it's a great deal for consumers, hence its 60%+ market share. all the more more expensive a la carte services like iTunes can offer for the home viewer is earlier access to the big hits. but only the impatient really need that. and you can just do it the...
well, it's Saturday now. it turns out - as evidenced by the unexpected huge lines at Apple stores - that consumer reaction to iPad 2 is far more enthusiastic than all the pundits/reviewers, except a few. the best way to sum up most of those reviews is "faint praise." and the accompanying continued hype of as-yet-unreleased competing tablets as "real competition" continues in the blogsphere. reminds me of decade-long "great white hope" among the sports press early in...
that all the iPad 2 reviews ignore the issue of consumer support/service is a perfect example of the stupid spec fixation of the blogsphere. Apple's global retail store network uniquely provides free* walk-in warranty/repair service and open-ended customer support for iPad owners and, of course, owners of any Apple product. no other company has anything like it at all (notwithstanding MS' few prototype copycat stores and Sony's showroom Style stores). is this a huge...
that pretty much sums up all the reviews. more time was spent nitpicking than anything else. browser much faster? ho-hum. much more graphic power, meaning some great new stuff coming soon? yawn. killer new Garage Band app? well, two guys did notice that. a 720p camera no one needs? we want more megapixels! and so on ... of course, despite its rapidly decreasing importance, No Flash! and as usual, no one mentioned the unique walk-in support/service available globally...
that would be two reasons.
Samsung's 10.1 tab weighs the same and is just one-tenth" thicker than iPad 2. so that can't be what is "inadequate." the camera is fancier too. the processor/graphics? Samsung manufactures Apple's A5 chip, right? so they would certainly already have known about its performance for some time. the new Tegras that Android tabs are using are all there is for them now, so that can't be it either. maybe the grpahics chip? but video mirroring is hardly a big enough reason to...
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