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

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.

Apple Does It Better, Again

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: Read more about Apple Does It Better, Again[…]

Apple’s Secret iPhone Weapon: The Improbability Button*

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 Read more about Apple’s Secret iPhone Weapon: The Improbability Button*[…]

Apple Weeds Porn from the Store — The Lessons

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 Read more about Apple Weeds Porn from the Store — The Lessons[…]

iPad Reveal: the good, the bad and the dopey

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 Read more about iPad Reveal: the good, the bad and the dopey[…]

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

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 Read more about What's on your iPhone? — Winter '10 edition[…]

App Phones — Who Will Win? Part Two

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 Read more about App Phones — Who Will Win? Part Two[…]

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