in that i generally agree. I read an article that basically slated HP's management but over like the last 10 years. So they were much broader in their criticism. Saying essentially that management has been inept for a long time. Since before Carly. But considering stories that they didn't really interview Leo makes me think they had serious communication issues. The fact that they fired him doesn't even reflect very well on the board. How is it they let it get that far if they really didn't like the decision to spin off PSG? My guess is they were either asleep at the wheel and not paying attention or paying attention and dumb.
Originally Posted by marcedhk
Yeah of course but that is also totally unrealistic. What your asking for is for them to release a "better touchpad" for cheaper money with better software. A better touchpad means a better camera, materials, screen, case, chips, ports, more memory for cheaper. Add on that the cost of hiring enough people to fix all that was wrong with webos. Even the cheaper fire has nuetered specs. It's got much less memory, smaller screens, plus it's much more of a device to sell amazon stuff than an android tablet like a Galaxy or something. So to drop the price and still make it profitable the only way to do it would be to cut specs drastically. So no 32 GBs, not nice screens, cheaper processors, no gorilla glass, minimal outputs.
Originally Posted by eblade
And even that doesn't fix one of the biggest issues with any tablet not made by Apple: Very few apps and very little support. I believe there are android tablets with better specs then the ipad 2 but the ipad 2 still slaughters them in sales. Clearly merely making the actual physical device better without investing fully in building out the ecosystem of apps, properties like netflix that people ask for, and delivering media like movies, tv, books, music I don't think would have yielded much better results.
This was a company that bought Palm to stem declining profits. So i don't think it's realistic to think they would just absorb a billion in losses per year to build the hardware and build out the ecosystem as needed. That was really the crux of why they shut it down. It would be expensive to do what needed to be done. And at the time i think they only had 12 bill in cash, 2 after they bought Autonomy. But i think trying to sell a better product for cheaper just makes the loss greater.
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Originally Posted by eblade
I don't really have an opinion as to whether firing him was right or not. If he did what they say he did i'd have fired him. Another thing i've heard is that much of what Hurd did amounted to nothing more then firing a ton of people to streamline the company and cut waste rather then some sort of Steve Jobsian brillant master plan. Again i've read that but i have no clue obviously not working for them.
As for hiring Leo, well i've read they are known for having stupid Directors so i wouldn't be surprised if they never actually did meet him before hiring him like i've read.
Regardless i've still never heard of Natasha Bedingfield. lol.