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  1.    #1  
    Hi all,

    In this article about the RIP Flip was a very interesting assessment of HP/Palm.

    Therefore I have posted the the first paragraph of the article and the one relating of Palm.

    Please use the link to read the balance of the article.

    Take care,

    Jay

    Analyst Angle: Flip flop – Why the Flip video camera failed
    June 1 2011 - 6:00 am ET | J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., Principal Analyst Mobile & Wireless, MobileTrax L.L.C. | RCR Wireless News

    It was with great fanfare that Cisco Systems Inc. announced on Mar. 19, 2009, the expansion of its consumer business with the acquisition of Pure Digital, which produced the successful Flip mobile camcorder. It was with also great flourish that John Chambers, Cisco’s CEO, announced on April 12, 2011, that Cisco was discontinuing the Flip camcorder, and in the process writing off $590 million and laying off 550 people. How did such a success story just a few short years ago turn into an absolute disaster?

    Chambers made a difficult but correct decision. He could have allowed the unit to flounder for another year or two. But, he decided to pull the plug before it became a bloodbath. In retrospect, he should have purchased Palm Inc. and its webOS as that market is growing quickly and will continue to grow for many years. Hewlett-Packard Co. will have some challenges, but the acquisition of webOS is already paying off; HP is utilizing it in all of its future printers.
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    Just wondering if there was any more about Palm in this article.. nope, that was it. Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and here's the link: Analyst Angle: Flip flop – Why the Flip video camera failed - RCR Wireless News
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovedessert View Post
    Please use the link to read the balance of the article.

    Link?


    Never mind cross posted - person above me supplied the link.
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    Hi so sorry for the missing link, (no pun intended), take care, Jay
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    Another idiotic analysis --- if Cisco were to buy a mobile handset company, it would have been RIM, not Palm --- because all the top Cisco core routers are QNX-based.

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