- 01-15-2007, 10:25 AM #2
Haha I am listening to his rambling on TWIT right now.
Well he predicted the Apple intel move so he is right once in a while.
Apple still want too much control over the user experience, that will prevent them from growing marketing fast.
IIRC, at the end of the the CNBC clip he states that the trend is towards keyboards such as those found on the Treo and gives the impression that that is why he thinks the iPhone is not likely to gain wide acceptance. Something like that. He is usually pretty good so I was a bit surprised to hear it.
- 01-15-2007, 05:45 PM #4
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That guy just sounds like a tired, angry fellow who is getting fed up with his career... honestly. Something or someone ticked him off that day, and that interview was proof... The whole "this sucked, that sucked" attitude was pretty telling. kinda funny, actually just a bitter guy, that`s all.
- 01-15-2007, 07:03 PM #7
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- 01-16-2007, 01:17 AM #10
is it possible to use anything other than the word "coolaid"? is this the only word in the vocabulary anymore?
"he's drinkin coolaid, she's drinkin coolaid, their drinkin coolaid, you're drinkin coolaid....."
come up with something new, for the love of god, please, to describe what you think is unwarranted enthusiasm. the "coolaid" thing is absolutely positively frickin OLD AND TIRED, already, folks!!!!!
- 01-16-2007, 01:39 AM #11
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that is his M.O. he is a cranky geek.
He is columnist and he knows all he has to do is say something bad (not that he doesnt feel that way) about apple and his readership will go up.
BTW, he is right. the rest of the phone market seems to be adopting key boards for these types of phones. wasnt the treo 180 (or 90) available with a kb and without. guess which one won?
apple is bucking the trend here.
- 01-16-2007, 11:19 AM #14
Heh....nono, that's not quite correct. When was the last time Palm innovated anything? PalmOS? Years ago. Treo? Acquired through Handspring.
Here's how I see it. The Apple iPhone is like the Nintendo 64 (means to an end, Nintendo didn't have much success with this product), but Nintendo immediately followed with the Gamecube, then the Wii. Give it a couple generations and Apple will get it to a point where a lot of people will like it.
Palm, at least right now, seems to be like the Dreamcast, it has potential, but can't act on it, and it's dying. I hope they turn it around, clean house, and get some fresh blood in there.
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Colligan noted their relationship with MS is very different then people like HTC or Dell b/c Palm works with MS at the engineering level, which makes for a tight but much more in depth experience.
The result is all the tweaks to WM5, giving it that "Palm ease-of-use feel" and a much more stable device. It's only a 312 mhz processor but feels zippier than my 416mhz 6700.
The closest to this would be O2 who uses a lot of their own refinements/tweaks to WM5, but we don't have them in the US.
Though it'd never happen, how cool would it be for Palm to play with the iPhone?
- 01-16-2007, 04:54 PM #22
- 01-16-2007, 05:06 PM #23iPhone Nanite
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Dvorak is semi-right. The iPhone is not all that and I agree with Merlyn_3D when he says that the 3rd generation of the iPhone is gonna be freaking awesome. However, Palm has Hawkins working on something similar to the iPhone. Come on you guys have to have read what Hawkins said he had in mind? He was describing an iPhone. I don't know if Apple stole his idea and put it in together or Hawkins is actually the man behind the iPhone. Anyway, if Hawkins is still with Palm and is planning is coming out with this new device it is really gonna rock..! The killer punch is gonna be that Palm is going to take out expensive features that the iPhone has and sell this new device at a cheaper price. Wii know Palm have no option but to make it cheaper. And yes it is going to have a wide screen and a hard drive.
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