Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Last week, HP killed its webOS devices unit. Over the weekend, the company slashed the prices on the TouchPad. The result? The TouchPad sold out completely in a matter of hours. This confirms what I've been hearing from friends and family: "I'd love a tablet, but I'm not paying laptop money for one."
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RE[3]: Interesting experiment
by karunko on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 14:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting experiment"
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a) Build a better value stack for your customers (world's best and biggest app store, world's best retail experience, world's best brand, world's best digital content store, etc).

Please, define "world's best". According to whom or what?

b) Build a set of products that cater for every market segment, except the piss poor crap end

Okay, where is my headless desktop then? And no, the Mac Pro doesn't really qualify.

c) Build the world's best supply chain and use your cash mountain to not only secure the best components but prevent your competitors from getting their hands on any.

And this is good for me as a consumer because...? Maybe you sit in the board of directors and I don't, but I thought competition was (supposedly) a good thing, but it seems that no company really wants any -- Apple in particular.

d) Based on the above build products that no one can else can match in price and quality

Yeah, keep on dreaming. Or check the prices. Whichever is going to cause you less stress. As far as I am concerned, my only reason to be interested in Apple is OS X. Or rather, was. Lion is firmly in the "what where they thinking" category and, if this is any indication of the things to come, I'm ready to move on.

Trying to dismiss the scale of Apple's achievement or the size of the impact it is having on the PC and tech world is just silly.

And what about believing AND repeating baseless claims then?

The iPad is kicking away the last legs that the sclerotic PC makers were leaning on. HP' departure won't be the last.

Steve, is that you?


PS: Could we have "fanboy (-1000)" option and just save time in the future? ;-)

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