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I recall you explaining in an earlier post that your moniker is an amalgam of Alexander and Genghis Khan, and this analysis clearly proves your love of tactics and strategy, the short and long-term planning that goes into successful global campaigns.I agree whole-heartedly with you, but would like to add that the advantage that Bill Gates had with MS-DOS and later with Windows and Office was built standing on the shoulders of the great 800lb gorilla of the day IBM, whom...
Motorola is pre-empting (or trying to pre-empt) Apple's entry into the CDMA spectrum, first with Verizon very soon then T-mobile, cutting the ground off from their recovery with the aid of Android. Apple's new plans with iPad and iPhone are a direct response to Android's rise in the USA, and threaten to derail Google's influence in the mobile sector, and with it the revival hopes of LG, SonyEricsson and Motorola.
Sculley was not Jobs' first choice. That distinction goes to Don Estridge, IBM vice president of manufacturing, the man who brought to market the IBM PC, a product that shattered all sales records and won over the marketplace. In 1983, Steve Jobs tried to recruit Don Estridge as president of Apple Computer. Estridge turned Jobs down, and was killed two years later in a commercial plane crash, while flying for IBM. Had he accepted the Apple position, both Estridge and...
Behind all the energetic bluster and hyperactive enthusiasm, Ballmer is actually doing a great and thankless job of steering a massive Jumbo-jet into a graceful, slow glide-down from a 1000-pound behemoth to a more average-sized 500-pound gorilla. When you consider Microsoft's staggering market capitalization of the year 2001 or so, around $540 billion (gadzooks!!), where on Earth would anyone expect the company to go from there? With the massive war-chest available in its...
All is well that ends well... It is Better to light a Candle than to curse the Darkness... In a way, Steve Jobs' ousting "sent him into the wilderness for 40 days and nights" to prepare him for the days which are now upon us, and gave him perspective born of introspection and hindsight that he is putting to prolific use today. If only I could live my life again like Steve has so fortunately been able to; avoid the pitfalls and grasp the use-it-or-lose-it opportunities as...
After making successful video calls with my 3GS to and from my desktop PC, I actually tried video calling to and from my iPhone 3G and my PC Desktop - the 3G crashed out of the app repeatedly, so nae luck there. Voice calling works OK though, both via Wi-Fi and via 3G, but with slightly iffy voice quality...Video calling in either direction phone-to-phone between my 3G and 3GS once again crashed the app on the iPhone 3G.Curiously, the app menu on the 3G actually displays...
No sir; I got video chat working quite nicely from my 3GS to my webcam-equipped Windows XP PC. I tried it with Wi-Fi on as well as with Wi-Fi turned off on the 3GS: the call establishes within 10 to 15 seconds, no problem.Very very slight latency, but the audio and video quality is good. Absence of FaceTime from 3GS (I'm holding out for a white iPhone 4) means I don't really have any other app to compare it to (can't get Fring working).Also need to test it phone-to-phone,...
I agree that the circumstantial evidence is beginning to accumulate. Strangely enough, the clincher for me is Motorola's sudden launching of a lawsuit against Apple in the last few days, a sure sign I believe that Cupertino is finally moving into Droid territory in a meaningful way, prompting what I see as a pre-emptive strike-back to protect their recently-revived fortunes.
Or at least Apps that would benefit from the screen size of HDTV sets - I suppose when app versions or updates developed to take advantage of the iPhone 4 retina display start to proliferate, things will get very interesting in combination with the upcoming AirPlay.Hold on to your hats!
In my humble estimation, this is a pre-emptive strike that all but confirms the fact that Apple's iPhone will definitely be making an appearance on the Verizon network in the USA, which is a declaration of escalated war on Android in general and Motorola+HTC in particular.Motorola clearly sees this as an Apple manoeuvre to cut Motorola and HTC off at source, which is an indication of hostile intent if there ever was one.If your quarry goes to ground, leave no ground to go...
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