You guys dont get it
Its publicity on the cheap.
Dont you know, ANy publicity is good publicity?
Who'd have thought that T-Mobile have suddenly become more charitable and altruistic?
234 posts • joined 4 Jun 2007
Well written article. There is something about big business, where the top management never sees the impending disaster in full frontal view of it approaching.
Is it arrogance? I think so.
Some examples: Titanic (the ship), GE (of Britain), ICI (of Britain), British Steel, Amstrad, Nokia, HP (getting there), Motorola (nearly died), RIM (Blackberry- launch of tethered playbook with no ecosytem),.......one can add more.
A nice race to the bottom.
Surely, there are better IT angle-less stories abounding around, then. How come The Register UK managed to find THIS ONE in the middle of nowhere in a small town Kentucky place, perhaps reported in a nondescript local tabloid beats me.
eg Dale farm Travellers/ protestors pitching tent for 10 years , when they are supposed to be "Travellers" because petrol prices hitting them high and road taxes unaffordable.
David Cameroon slashed IT budgets and I ended up chewing the innards of my monitor mixed with my lunchtime fix out of sheer frustration.
I met Gordon Brown in my dreams telling me he is saving the world and I also got delusional as well thinking about it!
Paris, becasue even she can make a point or two!
Could have spiced it up even better.
Just like Nokia waking up one day and decides to open OVI STORE.
Half baked ideas being bandied about by unthinking executives. These guys are so arrogant in their ignorance that just becasue Apple succeeded, they would too , not realising that Apple had the whole ecosystem in place,whereas Voda guys thought people love them, their brand and their meagre offerings more than Apple, AND will rake them billions.
Now whose brilliant idea was this in their design department? When there are generic tablets around, this is/was a retrograde step.
The designer of such a closed system must be shot! Just like the UBS rogue trader. They thought they'd control the market ?
Screw them, all dumbasses.
Q: Why did Clinton shag Monica Lewinsky in the white house?
A: Because he could.
Q: Why does Jobs sue everyone?
A: Because he can.
Jobs has offered millions the pleasures of usable gadgets and created a whole new ecosystem of touch interfaced gagdets that people are happy to pay for and buy. (and immensely usable- although I have none of them yet)). Where were the Samsungs, Nokias, Motorolas, Sony et al when Jobs was relentlessly pushing his newfound USABLE products? Bet they were happy with the status quo and enjoyed creaming the market for what it was worth, created by Nokia! Innovation ? Not much can be said.
So why complain when you enter another dogs territory and he barks? Part of the game guys.
Get on with your lives and enjoy the show.
Not at all. With their woeful customer service and stupid prices ( eg £24.99 for a USB cable) forced upon unwary customers (who buy printers-supplied without the cable at the insistence of Dixons), they should be bankrupt by now.
Where in the world do they sell printers without printer cables? Its these greedy f...ing retailers that do it, so no sympathies there.
Reminds me of Sony Ericsson Satio. Touted as the best of the offerings at time of launch, punters were left truly high and dry without any firmware updates whatsoever (barring one, just to overcome some serious bugs). No kinetic scrolling, either.
Once units sold, couldnt care less and am still stuck with an unused handset (with SYmbian S60 v5).
So, Samsung, here I come.
Planned obsolesence ? I've heard that before.
I think Best Buy have been winked and nudged by Dixons group to not venture too much aggresively and let maintain the high margins enjoyed by this monopoly.(Now a cartel?).
People will buy, if its cheap enough and have awakened to this possibility with the internet price comparisons.
After all, BestBuy have prided themselves on cheap offerings (Stateside, at least - Pile em High, Sell em Cheap) and the whole thrust here was to disturb the applecart. (Remember when Walmart bought Asda- Prices indeed came down for the others and they didnt like their cosiness being disturbed).
A very similar scenario is unfolding.
Let Ripoff Britain continue!
So much talk here about using Android instead of Windows.
Can someone really point me out where and how I can port Android ( whichever version) onto my brand new Sony Ericsson Satio (still boxed after 3 attempts to use it) and Nokia N97? Would really appreciate it.
Being so open source, surely some bright engineer ought to have figured out this dual boot options to save this burning platform/hard rock .
It will create a great secondary market for this product and save everyone. Nokai would then become more multiplatform/ Open platform and carry on making good hardware.
Why let thier ego come in the way and stick to one platform? Copy the Samsuns/ HTC and offer multiple OS choices to consumers. Anyone thinks with such offerings, consumers will abandon them.? They will prefer the OS of their choice and get on with life.
I've always admired Skype for what it offered. Either MS will kil it, or make users pay for it. There goes my free long distance vidoe/voice calls.
One of the best innovations of the Interweb era, its a shame MS will kill it ( surely wont keep it free - to recover the 8.5 billion its offering).
How the big boys trample up innovation.
I think MS is bumbling & going the way of Nokia. (bought Navteq - gave it away free when no one wanted it, Bought Symbian, then made it open/free when no one wanted it , spent millions on meego,maemo whatever only to drop it, etc).
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