Originally Posted by AppleInsider
"I couldn’t be happier that Apple has created a market and built up enthusiasm but longer term, open, capable and affordable will win, not closed, high price and proprietary,” Lark said.
“…Our strategy is multi-OS," Lark said. "We will do Windows 7 coupled with Android Honeycomb, and we’re really excited. We think that giving people that choice is very important.”
Um, so it's important to give people the choice of closed, high priced and proprietary? WTF?
According to Lark, the high cost of additional accessories for the iPad makes the tablet inaccessible. “An iPad with a keyboard, a mouse and a case [means] you’ll be at $1500 or $1600; that’s double of what you’re paying," he said. "That’s not feasible.”
Yeah. Not feasible. In the sense of WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU ON ABOUT???
"Apple's relationship with partners is transactional, completely. Apple doesn’t have an inclusive philosophy of partner capabilities, and that's just absurd," DeWitt said in an interview with CRN's Kevin McLaughlin at HP's Americas Partner Conference in Las Vegas.
Good God, another CEO speaking in corporate tongues. I don't think any of these guys have given their customers a second thought in years. It's all about strategic partnerships and optimizing processes and leveraging assets. It's like listening to internal workings of a refrigerator.
What is it with the iPad and its ability to drive the leadership of the competition mad? Or stupid? Or mad stupid? RIM, Samsung, Dell, HP-- they've all just kind of taken to shouting out random bullshit, or muttering about Apple like Apple stole their lunch money. You'd think having the wherewithal to beg, borrow or steal a mobile OS after you got your ass handed to you in a market you totally botched was some kind of sign of righteous character, the way these assholes drone on about their totally not thrown together in a panic over the last year "plans."