Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 16:15 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Fascinating stuff, but not entirely unexpected. As most of you will know, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is working on a tablet dubbed the BlackPad, and according to several sources reporting to Bloomberg, the device will ship with software written by QNs Software Systems, which RIM purchased earlier this year.
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by bnolsen on Thu 19th Aug 2010 18:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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This is always the problem. It seems lots of companies can build the hell out of hardware. But when it comes to actually *operating* that hardware, especially where software is involved, the companies fall on their faces. The hardware industry really really wants the "build it and they will come" paradigm, but that never happens. So we get really good hardware that doesn't go anywhere because the investment was made in the wrong place.

Which makes me think about the movie "Iron Man". The movie concentrated heavily on the assembly of the suit, but the whole software side was by and large poo-poo'd (just upload the AI and everything works??).

Most companies still haven't gotten up to speed with the proper valuing of the intangibles for the mass market. And looking at market capitalization...the companies that do this properly are the ones that go huge. And the chinese build all the hardware.

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