or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by Alfiejr

i guess you skipped the Strategic Thinking class. From the MS perspective, Google is the mortal threat, not Apple. in less than 10 years:- Google took over web search, which MS had hoped to dominate - now still trying with Bing.- Google's Chrome browser is now growing rapidly and taking users from IE, which continues to shrink in market share.- Google's package of "cloud" services are the only real competition for MS', which has big ambitions in that field and has copied...
come on folks. it's utterly obvious MS is getting panicked about Google's Chrome OS, not the iPad. if Chrome succeeds big time (i doubt it) it poses a mortal threat to Windows - the beginning of the end of the Windows monopoly. so in true MS style, Ballmer will throw out some vaporware to try to muddy the water as the Chrome release comes into view next year. if MS were thinking iPad instead, we'd be seeing the ZunePad!
look, all differences between the Android and iOS app stores and other things boil down to the different basic business models of Apple and Google: for Apple, in the end YOU are the CUSTOMER. they want to sell you hardware. their profit comes from those hardware sales. they want you to buy other Apple ecosystem hardware too (and most do). for Google, YOU are the MERCHANDISE they sell to advertisers - who are their real customers. their profit comes from ad sales. the...
The Samsung Galaxy tab is the first credible Android tab (sorry, Archos), and so it got the initial burst of Android early-adopter/fan sales (and the Holiday timing helped some too). Samsung was smart to be first to market, to build its reputation as the leading Android OEM. but it is undeniably a v.1 product with a range of unfinished and unpolished aspects. But will its sales have "legs" into next year? first big issue is whether it will be able to be upgraded to...
yes, it would be humiliating for Nokia to adopt Android now after that, i can't see it happening. but Nokia never said anything about MS/Windows. Symbian is dying before our eyes - and Elop has no personal career need to hang on to it any longer. whereas he could cut a great deal with Ballmer in seconds - they both need each other desperately. this could put them both back in the game.remember, Nokia still sells a massive number of featurephones globally, dominating that...
RIM might yet hold on to its profitable enterprise niche and stay out of the "race to the bottom" (in price and profits, if that wasn't clear to some commenters here). HP/Palm - we don't know what market segment they are targeting yet (do they?), so can't say. and Nokia - look for MS to make a deal with Elop early next year for a new Nokia line running WP7.
Game concept design and hardware evolve in combination over time, with periodic major breaks as some new UI/hardware combo emerges and comes to dominate, and the prior ones fade out gradually. go back to Pong almost 40 years ago and then trace things through the decades ... right now, for example, with Move and Kinnect joining the Wii breakthrough of three years ago we are seeing a whole new wave of games designed for body motion UI instead of button/toggle UI. sure,...
WP7 is not going challenge iOS and Android in the app-centered smartphone market - and it's really not designed to (even tho all the pundits want to write their stories that way). Apple and Google will continue to dominate thanks to their huge head start and impressive ecosystems. at best WP7 might achieve Zune-like status with a modest share of this market, 10% or so (compared to the 30+% once held by WinMobile). but ... there is a much bigger untapped market, which is...
[deleted. sorry! clicked on wrong thread.]
so ... RIM is promising a lot of very fast work. but if they can't meet their own announced schedule soon, it is going to really hurt them. in this hyper competitive market they can't get away with stringing everyone along thru the next year with just bits and pieces of software and a half-done new PlayBook for sale. didn't they learn that from the big BB Storm flop?
New Posts  All Forums: