Daily Archives: July 21, 2010


Why you should never, ever buy a product from Dell.

The gory details at my Tumblr.

Is A War Brewing At HP?

HP Android tablet coming later than you think, or not at all

HP Slate 500 with Windows 7 surfaces on HP’s site

HP files for ‘PalmPad’ trademark — a webOS tablet, perhaps?

HP confirms that Slate is still kicking, ‘next steps’ being determined

This looks like two factions at HP battling it out.

Since you guys can’t seem to figure this out, let me do it for you.

Kill the Windows 7 tablet!

Haven’t you learned anything from Apple? Don’t you understand how to focus your attention?

You can’t have HP offering both kinds of tablets. You’ll confuse the hell out of people.

Don’t give me any crap about addressing two different markets. Focus!

webOS is your future. Anyone else who says otherwise needs to be ousted from HP now. Get rid of the Old Guard.

They’re probably the ones responsible for this tasteless ghastliness:

And that’s just one of an entire series of WTF? bad TV ads from HP.

Android’s Meaningless Marketshare

I just read a post gloating about the iPhone losing market share: iPhone Second Quarter 2010 in Bloodbath: Market Share is Declining where All Big Rivals picking up.

When people say “Android” is gaining market share, that’s meaningless.

There’s Android 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, 2.1, and upcoming 2.2. With 3.0 already gaining buzz for upcoming fall/new year products.

Each of these is very different from one another and the bottom end — 1.5 — is virtually worthless!

So what does “Android” really mean?

And this is how “Android” has been gaining its marketshare:

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You don’t see BOGO for iPhones! And you don’t see iPhones given away for free or “sold” for a penny, as I’ve seen at carriers for “Android.”

“Android” can grow all it wants. That doesn’t say anything about how satisfied people are with “Android” or whether they went for “Android” because their carrier doesn’t have iPhone.

“Android” is like the Commodore-64 was: What people buy when they can’t get/afford an Apple product. Back then it was the Apple II. Today, it’s the iPhone.

Why Amazon’s Kindle Won

He is so right:

Nobody knows what Android means and nobody cares

You know how you know all about Android and webOS and such because you read awesome tech sites like this one? Well, most people don’t. Most people watch TV and read magazines and see billboards and that’s how they get their info on which new smartphone to buy. And for every ad for any individual Android device that they see, they see at least two for “Droid.” Droid, Droid Incredible, Droid X, it doesn’t matter: It’s all Droid. Droid is catchy, Droid is easy to remember, Droid Does, blah blah blah.

Yes. And this is no less true for people who just want to read books.

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