Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Feb 2013 22:44 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Having failed to carve out a place for itself in the post-PC era, Hewlett-Packard is now taking drastic measures - by adopting Google's Android operating system to run a series of upcoming mobile devices. It's a bit of a Hail Mary pass for HP, which has fallen years behind its rivals in the mobile space. It's also a big win for Google, which adds another powerful partner to the Android ecosystem." Ugh.
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RE[2]: HP has a chance
by r_a_trip on Fri 15th Feb 2013 14:58 UTC in reply to "RE: HP has a chance"
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For me it hasn't been about screensize. I'm not particularly atracted to phablets. It's been the relatively weak camera's, the just less then top notch display technology used and the insistence on just 16GB internal storage and no SD cards.

I don't mind Google taking 16 GB storage as its gold standard, but for me, that is too little. So no Google Nexus for me. I like my apps, I like my small video's and I like my music and I can't and I don't want to store that in the Cloud and I'm not going to lug around extra USB storage.

In the Netherlands our data bundles went from incredibly cheap and nearly unlimited, to very limited and priced at a premium. So "Cloud" phones here are a very unattractive proposition economically.

I'd like an all out phone, no compromises, just the best that can be fitted at the 600 Pecunia mark, with no "flagship line phone with annoying skin" interfering with the specs. One has to wonder why the Galaxy Nexus was just slightly less of a phone than the Galaxy S2...

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