Monday, December 5, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
If I were one of your investors I would sell, sell, sell.
You guys have no idea what you're doing. You waste a billion dollars for Palm in order to position yourself in a young, but growing mobile market. A market that hasn't really defined itself yet. One CEO out and another in and you change everything. Now you're putting yourself back on track, but now the track leads to a dead end.
In case you didn't know HP, but personal computing has changed and is not going back to what it was before. People are mobile and they want their computers light and fun. People are finally realizing that in order to send email and surf the web you don't need the highest specs or latest tech available on the market.
In July HP had released a product that wasn't ready and wasn't priced to sell. (MISTAKE) People will buy a tablet, but what's holding a lot of people back is the price. $99 was too good to pass up. Even with the eventual death of WebOS people snapped up those Touchpads in August because what do people really want do..."check their email and surf the web".
Now the HP Touchpad has sold out and people are hungry for it. Yes it's cheap, but you've done something no one but a certain fruit company has done and that was cause a "buzz". Now, you want to kill something where you have complete control of the (hardware and software) kind of like another company. (MISTAKE)
It's great that you're keeping your PC division alive. You should. You said you're excited about Windows 8 for tablets. That's great, but where are they? Windows is too late to the game. WebOS was further along than Windows 8 and you spent a billion dollars for Palm. I just think that doesn't make any sense. HP you need to ask yourselves, "where do you want to be in ten years"? If mobile isn't figured in their, you may follow in RIM's shoes...
...dead in the water.
This is a huge problem and I don't seeing and change or movement. Investors. Sell. Sell. Sell.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I've been wanting for an alternative to Facebook for a long time.
Something that's fun but has a real social component to it. Would I send one status message to my friends, coworkers and family? Nope. I'd have one for all different kinds of people that I know.
Plus, I like new things that aren't what everyone else is using.
I'm in love with customizing it. You can see public updates from people near you. I think that's awesome. You can share updates with people you put in certain certain circles. So I could send a coworker a message that my friends wouldn't see. It's awesome. Compartmentalization! I love it.
Google you did good. You grabbed great elements from Twitter and Facebook and created an alternative to your existing social network. I'm not cancelling my account, but I know I will spend most of my time on Google Plus.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
- Android Central
- Buzz Out Loud (daily) – don’t listen to much after Tom Merit left.
- Dialed In (weekly)
- IGN – Game Scoop (weekly)
- IGN – Podcast Beyond (weekly)
- Loaded (daily)
- Mac OS Ken (daily)
- Oh My Pod (daily & weekly)
- Savage Love
- Tech New Today (video) (daily)
- Tekzilla (video) (daily)
- This Week in Tech (weekly)
- Wall Street Journal (daily)
- Weekend Confirmed (weekly)
- The 404 (daily)
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
- There will be acclaim for the design, packaging and build quality.
- WebOs will be smooth, but people will miss all the gestures.
- Light to medium demand.
- Lots of promotional pricing.
- Low stock will lead to false demand.
Honeycomb should have shipped with all Android tablets automatically. You can't compete with the market leader if you don't have a unified interface. You have got to wow people. Give them a real interface, not a piecemeal one. If "regular" people have to "figure it out"...they aren't going to. They'll just go for the "easy" one that everyone has.
**I know criticized HP for not releasing the HP sooner, but it seems like they're making sure their product interface, accessories are ready to go. Good for them.
I applaud the Android team for realizing this with Ice Cream Sandwich. Being a consumer, I'd wait for this update before I'd buy an Android tablet.