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I know business friends that have been "forced" to use BB's for their company phones because of - well they seem to suggest it's because of their email server.  One person in particular was blown away when I showed her the first iPhone.  How email messages looked like they were supposed to - how you could zoom if you couldn't read or see something properly, how web pages were the real thing, not some botched up micro mess on a tiny BB screen.   The company I used to...
Ha - I called it months ago - there was no way they were going to hit a 2012 release date for their new OS and subsequently they'll have no new handsets to offer either.  This will further suppress their numbers to the point where the board will force another change and most likely try to strike some deal with another company to sell their IP.  Not sure there is much else they could do - because investors are going to have a tough time putting more money into a venture...
That's the way business works.  I used to sell to Wal-Mart and always thought they were the best retailer to do business with for all sorts of reasons.  All I heard from other businesses and friends was that Wal-Mart doesn't care about me or my company and they'll simply get a Chinese factory to make what we were making cheaper than we could.  Our business was smarter than that - we didn't just sit around waiting for the day when Wal-Mart (or any other mass retailer) came...
In any business, management must worry about what power and control either vendors or customers will have on the business and they act accordingly.  Or in many cases they don't act at all or make the wrong decisions.   AT&T was a customer of Apple's that had very little control over how things played out.  Of course they were going to seek to help other hardware providers bring competitive products to market to reduce the dependency on Apple - should Apple decide to...
Microsoft HAS to try to keep the PC and it's keyboard and mouse controls moving forward.  Others have already noted, but that keyboard simply makes this tablet a laptop.  If I wanted a laptop, I'd use a laptop.  Tablets, or really the iPad, don't necessarily need a keyboard because how you use it is just different.  That's what Apple created with the iPhone/iPod/iPad - a new way to use a computer.  Microsoft is simply changing the form factor, living with the existing...
I heard this reported this morning, with the comment that they are making these cuts in an effort to be more competitive, or something to that effect.  All I thought was, "shouldn't you just try to make products that customers want to buy?"  They are doing exactly what RIM is, which sounds good for the short-term attention deficit disorder financial analysts, but it's not addressing the underlying problem with having products a consumer wants to buy.   Of course they...
Ford should be rethinking or at least considering moving away from solely using MS's sync platform.  I rented a focus zip car yesterday and was amazed at how difficult it was to connect and use my iP4S.  Even my son said it should just work like connecting an iPhone to a computer - and it doesn't.   Android might be the dominant platform volume-wise, but Apple really is the one to be able to pull off automobile integration.  MS has done itself no favors with the...
Not that Munster is better than any of the analysts out there, but the point is that Apple can and will highlight the deep integration with the likes of Facebook and be able to tout a stable and secure connectivity that I'm just not sure would be possible with Android.  It isn't the API issue, but rather a marketing issue.  Google is a competitor to Facebook and that will drive the relationship with Apple deeper (unless and until FB creates their own smartphone).
"He said AAPL stock closed down 1.6 percent on Monday "due to the lack of any noteworthy surprises and likely on a modest amount of disappointment that there were no Apple TV advances." Gauna said the improvements to Apple's MacBook lineup, Mountain Lion, iOS 6, Siri and iCloud were "almost entirely anticipated by the investment community coming to the event."   Alex Gauna is a bozo.  My guess is he is trying to short the stock by saying things like this.  Did he...
Maybe, just maybe, people are finally figuring out the old adage, "you get what you pay for", when it comes to "cheap" laptops/computers/phones/tablets.  It's not just about the piece of hardware, but the software, the integration with other pieces of hardware (smartphones, tablets) and the overall user experience.   It's how I've always looked at Apple and this thinking has spilled over to other products I use.  I get the sense that this is becoming true for more...
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