03/02/2011, 03:17 PM
I think you have to seriously consider it if it's at all possible. But honestly i think if they could bring it to market on Feb 9th they would have. I don't think HP is trying to be last i think they are just playing catch up. they may want to but may not be able to.
Originally Posted by CGK
but i still firmly believe that's not enough. you put all three on a shelf next to each other, touchpad, xoom (or other android tab), & ipad, and i think ipad wins hands down. Because of, the feel, the look, the plethora of apps (though android is catching up), the plethora of specialty apps FAA OKs iPad for Pilots’ Charts | Autopia | Wired.com I mean they've got the government saying using ipads is fine, and the military, and police, and doctors, etc all along with consumers. I don't see that kind of penetration for the competiton yet. And not only that you got the consumer side. Where most of the others are just offering email, ebook readers, and maybe a music player, they are offering the wealth of custom apps and games but also a media delivery platform of music and video downloads, rentals, streaming etc.
so if i was HP i'd be looking to in some way match those. Maybe partner with Amazon to deliver an integrated delivery of video downloads, netflix style streaming, video rental. and not just say an amazon app. I mean an HP store, with amazon name on it but taking a backseat. I'd be striving to make an hp experience that people identify. If black is the color scheme then everything is black. all the hardware all the interface etc. And as i've said before i'd be willing to pay millions to the about 100 major companies to get them to make apps. not small developers i mean major companies. Just to try and get some momentum because i haven't seen a major company release a webos app in maybe a year. Now maybe my opinion of what is major may differ but either way it's surely an area they can improve. but i think HP has a bit of work to do in the tablet space.