I was about to say the same thing. Steve loved the gadgets he was creating and dreamed of them at night. His enthusiasm was obvious and contagious. When the passion and driving force move along, we get today's Microsoft.
If Android was clear and "free" and without uncertainty, I would say it would not make sense. But, as Oracle, MS and Apple (indirectly) continue with their assault on Android, It sounds like Amazon, with it's heavy profitable content operation has what it takes to take Web OS where HP couldn't.
If Android did not have any of the baggage, I would just say why bother? Just take Android from underneath Google and run with it, but that is not the case.
Man, this guy's name must be remembered. This has got to be one of the most, if not THE most foolish claim by an "analyst" yet. And there are some doozies!
I need to get me one of these analysts jobs. These guys are always wrong and never get fired.
OOPS! I forgot an "analysts" job is just stock manipulation. My bad.
Agree 100% We need hungry companies like Google. They push the envelope. But they are also taking advantage of other companies by taking shortcuts by blatantly copying their successful and innovative products. They need to pay and be punished for unfair practices, but it will do no one any good by seeing them gone.
I agree. And as a graphic designer, we have been using Wacom tablets for more than a decade now. Mouse and keyboards are great, but were not always the best option for a lot of our work. I expect a lot of innovation for graphic artists in the coming years because of tablets.
When company execs come out say such contradictory to reality statements such as this, it causes stockholders to panic. Reminds me of something the RIM heads would say.
I know it is their fiduciary duty to reassure their stockholders, but when it comes off as blatant pandering, people start dropping the stock like the plague.
I agree. I just hoped HP was up to the challenge and evolve as required. Maybe this was the best option at hand for them since most PC and phone manufacturers other than Apple were chasing each others ass for small margins or even losses.