I hate to admit but those companies that are dying right now, I will miss them.
There are methods to keep them alive for a bit more time, so I am gonna try to see if I can come up with scenarios to save these companies
HP is still one of the biggest PC manufacturer, but two years ago HP bought Palm for few million dollars to be part of Plam`s WebOS devices.
The purchase was not a mistake as HP knew lot of good hardware designing and have done some Mobile development with Microsoft’s long dead Windows Phone 6 (Could be earlier versions).
So where did they go wrong?
Remember March(I believe) of last year? HP had this crazy fire sale of their HP TouchPad. Well the TouchPad was design to be great competitor to the original iPad but came out after iPad 2 came out…
After this fail HP went through some cleaning and hired new CEO. This CEO doesn’t seem to be qualified CEO as she was a former candidate for Californian Mayor.
Up to this time The new CEO have made some choices that I think could help HP temporarily
I believe in order to save HP
- They need to refresh and clean up their line of Devices.
- WebOS should be developed faster to make sure Devs adopt the system before it’s too late
- Re-enter the Tablet market
I said devices, Yes, young folks HP makes phones Calculators and more than you think. HP has the ability to make better devices.
Remember Android back in Dounut (for all you non-geeks out there it should be the HTC hero or G1 on T-Mobile), no one really expected android to be the market dominant Mobile OS. So if HP can redo WebOS well enough (I believe WedOS just needs few polishes here and there) HP can somewhat emulate Google.
This is just sad, I kinda liked yahoo. They are gonna die because they have a deal with Microsoft to help Bing and eventually integrate into Bing.
I don’t have power over this
If u are one of the few Crackberries, u would be happy to know that they are coming back, but you are gonna get over it because they are getting rid of the classic BlackBerry keyboard. The only thing we can hope is that their BlackBerry OS 10 (or what ever it is) is gonna be good
It’s needs to be
- Touch UI focused
- Should be easy to develop apps for
Current problem with BlackBerries are that there aren’t good apps for the phone because the phones the RIM hasn’t made popular touch based phone so making apps for entirely different environment for Devs like me is painful process
There is quick and dirty way RIM could do to save itself, Patent trolling. Research In Motion is one of these few original Mobile phone companies that has accumulated enough important patents that they can troll around with.
If u want my opinions on other companies I will be more than happy to do them
In few weeks I will have one about Apple.
- HP confirms layoffs of 27,000 team members (neowin.net)