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Darkhorse Competitor to the iPad — RIM’s “Playbook”

September 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments · App Phone, Apple, Completeness of Vision, iPad, Tablet

Anyway, here’s the darkhorse candidate from RIM (Research in Motion), the Blackberry company. I have to say it is really impressive, at least in terms of “completeness of vision.” (my favorite criteria from all the Gartner industry analysis reports.) RIM’s”Playbook” Tablet is really nice looking and will appeal to the corporate market plus plus.

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Apple Does It Better, Again

August 31st, 2010 · No Comments · Apple, Delighting Customers, Exceeding Expectations, Uncategorized

Getting tired of stories about how Apple continues to succeed?  Then skip this post. There have been thousands of articles and books written about successful marketers who exceed expectations and delight customers.  Apple continues to exceed expectations in hundreds of ways that most of us don’t notice, but here’s a few of the most obvious: […]

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Apple’s Secret iPhone Weapon: The Improbability Button*

May 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve been able to get my iPhone to perform quite a few interesting tasks by clicking what I call the “improbability button *” on the iPhone headset.  As of this point, I’ve seen no prototype for similar function on Android phones.  Apple may really have an advantage here… *with thanks to Douglas Adams “The Hitchikers […]

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Apple Weeds Porn from the Store — The Lessons

February 23rd, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

From VHS to the Internet, it’s just a fact that porn drives growth of new technologies.  One of the ways it does that is by pushing on boundaries so the rest of us know where the lines are.  In today’s (Feb 22, 2010) NY Times, Jenna Wortham has a great article: “Apple Bans Some Apps […]

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iPad Reveal: the good, the bad and the dopey

January 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

A friend writes… “I watched the keynote last night (or 40 minutes of it).  It’ll be very interesting to see how well this product does. For the first time I saw Steve Jobs, who I put high on a pedestal, look uncomfortable and lack credibility.  He looked fine, health-wise.  But he was selling this thing […]

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What's on your iPhone? — Winter '10 edition

January 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments · App Phone, Stop and Shop, Uncategorized

While I should probably be writing part 3 of my epic series on the App Phone Wars, it doesn’t seem wise to spend much time on that in advance of Apple’s big announce today.  And I also need to think about the impact of the new news that the Palm Pre and Pixie will now […]

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App Phones — Who Will Win? Part Two

January 21st, 2010 · No Comments · App Phone, Mobile Applications

I want to quickly get out this post, the Part 2 of my series on who will win the App Phone battle.  This battle is only about 4 times more complicated than the Betamax vs. VHS classic, but there are some interesting parallels. Scenario 2 – Apple Wins  (here’s the link to Scenario 1 on […]

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