incrediBILL - 4:03 pm on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
YOU don't understand, it's NOT ABOUT ME!
Try debating the technology and not try to make it personal next time, OK?
I'm just reporting the facts that the so-called 'fragmented market' is full of choices including affordable prices. I don't need a physical keyboard on my phone or tablet, nor do I want a really small phone, nor do I care if it has a forward facing camera for Skype or web cam, nor do I want to pay extra for 4G which is barely available locally. I don't care about most of those choices but apparently consumers want them because they're buying them in droves.
This ZD-NET article [zdnet.com] says about the same as I do in the CONS dept:
* The TouchPad is still months away.
* Itís unclear whether developers will line up to create apps.
* There will be plenty of TouchPad alternatives available and itís doubtful consumers will wait.
My only point was HP is coming in very late to a crowded game and I'd put my bets on the new Windows 7/8 devices as the #3 upcoming platform before HP, unless HP prices it real aggressively unlike their expensive HP Slate flop weighing in at $799.
Besides, almost all of my non-programming non-nerd friends are buying Androids and even the new Nook, they must want to tinker and hack. Right.
Say what you will about Microsoft Exchange, but enterprises care about it.
How true. From what I hear from a lot of my corporate friends, most of their IT guys permit Blackberries only on their networks and can't get the IT guys to help configure any other brand. Good luck with that!