05/01/2012, 11:27 PM
I have an idea for a ePod, e for Essentials. The simplest, elegant pre style device that is marketed to
1) biz execs that are too busy for ... utube, games
2) folks that resisted the 'ball and chain' - ie they never wanted being "on call always"
3) and the funest, most provocative category - the millions of 'tech addicts' who need to say no ... those that just waste too much time tweaking and facebooking.
The e version would be inline with the old palm. Maybe called ePalm or just Essentials, a good PIM with killer battery life, best keyboard and a limited set of options. weather, navigation, music, news - almost a Apple closed world - but for those that need a tool and not a toy.
Pre2, Veer, and Pre3 ought ot be capable of handling that well. This group should have $ and may be willing to pay for built in subscription to a great music service, news and stock service. Maybe USA Today phone. Maybe with life time replacement. Anything to make life simpler for the busy person.
I found the android made my life busier, as there was just so much tweaking, info and options - kind of the opposite effect of what I needed. But I do love how I can have GPS, Music, Calendar, text and phone all open and ready to use.- WITH WEBos, with one hand ...
A niche product that someone brands as a lifestyle product. I thought also that Blackberry should just buy it and get on with things. or HP buy BB and just give the whats left of the WebOS brain trust.