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knew this was coming the day Elop got the Nokia job last September. but i didn't expect such a complete sellout to MS. first, there was no word about Ovi, but if Nokia dumps Ovi and uses only Windows Marketplace and other MS sales fronts for content and services, then it becomes totally dependent on MS for its "ecosystem." and that would be irreversible, leaving Nokia essentially a permanent MS captive. second, going "open source" with MeeGo is a joke. look what...
RIM can't face the truth it is a one trick pony. BB's enterprise messaging was a really good trick. but it is the only one RIM has been able to come up with. trying to match the multiple capabilities of OS X-based iOS, and even Google's Java Android platform, with QNX is simply beyond the range of its organizational competency. so it is flailing ... RIM should have bought Palm. together they would have had a chance, combining their strengths. now if HP focuses on...
enabling Apple TV's much bigger iOS potential has to be in Apple's near term plans - i mean this year - and prior to the Holiday season is obviously the right time. remember, first we will see iOS 5 coming with iPhone 5 in June. presumably it will come to the iPad and iPod touch a few months later in the Fall too. i don't know if this literally means a new third category of iOS apps for AppleTV, or it will something to be projected via Airplay from iPads, or some...
gee, you mean no de-humanizing virtual sadism and sociopathy packaged excitingly as entertainment for adolescents of all ages on Apple iOS products? how terrible! yes, MS should indeed take that "honor." or even Android. after all, It's Open!
good god, man, the "iPod touch" IS really a mini-iOS tablet. the Touch IS the successor to the iPod. Apple just played a smart marketing game by calling it an iPod instead of a pad or tablet, to set up that succession in the market place. it already does account for 2/3 of iPod sales now. it is certainly not on its last legs.what becomes of the Nano and the Shuffle is an interesting topic about the technological future of such tiny gizmos. but i bet you blutooth ear phones...
Gruber is pretty much full of himself. like today. reminds me of the pompous old Cringley. the web does this to some people. iPad 3, when it comes early next year as usual, will certainly be a big technical leap ahead of what Apple has done before, and everything else in the market (like the iPhone 3GS was two years after the original 2G). the two huge advances that would be such breakthroughs are the much rumored retina display and a carbon fiber shell that cut the...
actually, tho larger than Apple by total revenues, in December HP reported it only had $11 billion in cash/equivalents, versus $22 billion in debt. whereas Apple last month reported $60 billion in cash/equivalents and $-0- debt!!so, no, as a matter of fact HP CANNOT match Apple's ability to quickly lay out billions in advance to nail down its supply chain at best price. no one in the world can.
so who is going to buy an iPad clone from HP for about the same price but without an ecosystem equal to Apple's, or even Googles', to support it? of course it has some nice details. like optional virtual keyboard layouts. hope Apple incorporates some good ideas from HP and Android too in iOS later this year. one big opportunity Apple can leverage with iOS this year or next is a much expanded Apple TV, or even an Apple HDTV. HP is not ready for that at all (Google is...
the European regulators would never let an American company buy Nokia. just like the Canadian regulators would never let one buy RIM either. but they both might go with a "merger" with an Asian company.
everyone should read the full memo: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/n...honest-burnin/ great take on the market by someone who is not an Apple or Android fan, but instead is getting whipped by both. as he points out repeatedly, it's really all about the ecosystems. combined, Nokia and MS do have plenty of ecosystem pieces. MS always has. and its enterprise ecosystem is still tops. but it has never been able to put it all together seamlessly - unless your XBox...
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