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Google Phone – Underwhelmed so far . . .


google-phone-2OK, Got the Google Phone.
So far I am pretty underwhelmed.

The interface, although nice, does not compare to the iPhone’s even first iteration of a GUI.
Speed tests have not confirmed and greater speed than the 3G network on iPhone.

In fact the phone coverage is worse in the three places I tested so far.

Now do not misinterpret this post.

This phone is the first version, and I have not used it yet extensively.  I have never seen another company come straight out of the box with hardware and an operating system that works as well as this one does despite the fact that they are way behind right now.

But Google has A Lot of smart people working hard to EAT this space!

I have a strong believe that within several iterations of this OS this will be a killer device. Google gets it. It will become more intuitive, easier to use, the connectivity issues will be solved.

Most importantly it will integrate with Google’s immense reservoir of growing applications as we move to an integrated mobile computing world. They get it. And it will happen fast!!

If you are Google it is easy to copy the innovators.  And they are innovators themselves, so APPLE better watch their backs!

Apple vs Blackberry


iphone-blackberryApple’s iPhone utility outsold Research In Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry for the first time in the third quarter. Worldwide , Apple sold nearly 7 million iPhones in the Quarter period ending September 27. That compares to 6 million smartphones sold by RIM.

But RIM is trying to regain inertia with the BlackBerry Storm, its first touchscreen phone.  We are only a few weeks away. The Blackberry Bold was seen on election day.  RIM is  launching its own applications store, copying Apple’s, allowing users to download software designed by developers directly to their phones.

The critical fourth quarter appears to be the provocative one. Apple sales have historically and traditionally been very strong in the fourth quarter – its product brand equity is stellar. Corporate budgets are being slashed. Is Blackberry going to falter and stumble to the Apple iPhone from here on? Yes it will!
Compelling products win market share.  In the end this is a battle RIM cannot win against Apple and the new players that will inevitably enter this obvious market.

So all you BB lovers – don’t store up too many crocodile tears because you are going to need a whole lot of tissue paper.

iPhone sales (in units) WILL outsell Blackberry’s sales (in units) for Q4’08 worldwide, and then BB will continue to be decimated.  Just watch.

Start ringing the Church Bells for BB.

I hear a fat lady warming up to sing the Blackberry Song . . .

Switch to An Apple Laptop? You Betcha.


Switch to An Apple Laptop? You Betcha.

Well slightly short of my expectations, but in line with the past incremental increase and near future obsolescence.

It is a no brainer.

On every level, every point from aesthetics to utility, these are the finest consumer products being made presently.

Look forward to the white 13-inch MacBook ($999)  with Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel integrated graphics, 1GB RAM, and a 120GB hard disk.

Although I had hoped for more. These will sell well.
Apple hotcakes WHEN a few more additions are made.
Will they ever get that 3G into these laptops??????

Also, the step-up MacBooks, at $1299, with the nVidia GeForce 9400M integrated GPU and 2GB of RAM.
Still better than any PC out there.

The Air keeps the same basic pricing scheme as the first-generation models ($1799 and $2499)
Look forward to the hard drive (a 120GB HDD or 128GB SSD!!!) and nVidia GeForce 9400M GPU.

Why is this so cool? It places this machine in the middle of the ring with Samsung’s  announced NP-X360–which costs  the same amount. The will punch it out with spec-for-spec attributes most of the way. And, Apple has the nVdia edge.

Apple will continue to kick but with its entire consumer electronics divisions.

Hyper Local Hyper Mobile©


Hyper Local Hyper Mobile (HLHM©) is being embraced at lightning pace. This coined phrase will emerge as the hallmark of the near future so rapidly you may get torticollis. So drive safely.

It is so obvious. The apps are emerging at light speed, as the world is figuring out that the convergence of locality technology with mobility computing has facilitated the next revolution in application development and efficiency from IT, to supply chain, to most vertical apps.  Simple incentivization programs, every last one would benefit from a custom built mobile app.

Local intelligence, combined with any other parameter, accelerometer, OCR from pictures, temperature sensing, facilitates a massive flux of creativity.

Apple can do it. Why make us wait? Where is 3G in the overpriced AirBook? That would make it worthwhile, than one feature. It just has to be priced right. Lets get on board!

The opportunities being missed are excruciating.

Get on board now, or miss the future.  

building these unique apps is extraordinary.  We have built short code and mobile apps now that have changed the lives of the consumer to the sales force.

OEMS, and VARs need to bring up the calvary.  Where are our thin clients? Our switches, our enhancement in hardware?

Is 45 nm too small? Have we reached the limits? Do we need the hyper jump to quantum computing?

The road to revenue is clear as day. You just have to get on it, and don’t miss a turn.