Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 6th May 2010 07:54 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In 2009 ARM showed off prototype netbooks "capable of driving HD content, can surf the web for 8 hours, and will cost round and about 250 USD". Yet still, none have made it to the market. Why do you think this is so? Because ARM signed a deal with Adobe in 2008 to bring Flash and AIR to the ARM architecture, a promise they will finally deliver later this year. And you wonder why Apple won't have Flash on the iPhone when it can hold back an entire product category for two years.
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RE[2]: Stupid strategy.
by nt_jerkface on Thu 6th May 2010 17:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Stupid strategy."
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

It is stupid, sell it to non-normal users until it's ready for normal users!


That's a risky business strategy when the profit margins on netbooks are already razor thin.

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RE[3]: Stupid strategy.
by jabjoe on Thu 6th May 2010 20:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Stupid strategy."
jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

Maybe. But if you are going to generally release it anyway, and it's just things like Flash holding things up, release to a market who don't care until it's ready for everyone.

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