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post #41 of 49
Coulden't they save this for April fools day?
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post #42 of 49
kill it, kill it with FIRE.

web os was cool, on the palm pre.. before android was good, and before IOS was so popular.

now.. IOS and Android are HUGE and a startup trying to do battle with them is going to encounter an insane uphill battle.
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I've owned 1 HP product.. a laptop

it spend more time being repaired than used..

says a bit about how i feel 'bout HP!
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post #44 of 49
I'm not at all surprised by this or them trying to sell of their PC business, since all they ever did with all of it was sell overpriced garbage hardware with loads of crapware installed on them(written by programers told not to care if it was streamlined and stable). Honestly the only thing I would EVER buy from HP is a printer, since that's all they're really good for anymore...
post #45 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
You didn't really give any points as to why you don't see it getting as big as iOS. Have your opinion but try and be objective in the process.

If you will accept that iOS will continue to grow as long as they add features then why can't the same be true for WP7?
It could be true for WP7... If they had any popularity. Once they start heavily advertising (Microsoft definitely has the money for it), then we'll see where WP7 goes. iOS is already established and popular. Now, it's in people's comfort zones. Windows Phone 7 will have to brand themselves strategically to get into that comfort zone. It's not "Oh, Windows Phone 7 is amazing, it'll definitely become famous!" Even with all the advertising in the world, sometimes the public just doesn't take it, whether it's good or not. All I'm saying is that something similar might happen to Windows Phone 7. Remember Microsoft's other recent venture into cell phones (the Kin)? Granted, it's not Windows phone 7, but it could just as well happen to them.

And remember, I'm no expert. just trying to have an interesting conversation.
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So will they be selling the lot cheap or?
If they do sell them cheap, I might buy one, just to see if I can get Android running on it.
    
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I should see what i can get these for with an Employee discount.
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post #48 of 49
wasted all thier money on beats by dr dre implementation (sticker labelling)
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post #49 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squirrel View Post
HP is also looking to spinoff or sell its entire PC division and leaving the consumer market for good.
Thats the biggest story here.
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