HP and RIM do Apple a favor and deliver a blow to Android

HP and RIM do Apple a favor and deliver a blow to Android || “iPad, PlayBook Squeezed Android Tablets: IDC” http://ow.ly/6vhti

Apple iPad 2I’ll keep it short and sweet.  Tablet shipments grew by 89% in Q2 2011 to a total of 13.6 million units and the (insanely) popular iPad 2 accounted for 9.3 million or 68% of the market.  Android had enjoyed some pretty impressive growth over prior quarters (34% in Q1) but came in with a modest 26.8% this time around. Continue reading

R.I.P. WebOs and goodbye HP PCs

R.I.P. WebOs and goodbye HP PCs || “HP halts WebOS business, spins off PC unit” http://ow.ly/66T8k

I don’t want to say “I told you so” but over the past several weeks I’ve posted a few pieces (here, here, and here) about what a curious decision it was for HP to acquire Palm and their questionable WebOs.  In fact, I was downright flummoxed when HP confidently declared that they would be deploying 100 million new WebOS devices into the marketplace in 2012.  I don’t want to say “I told you so” but I told you so.  At least we got a good fan-made ad out of it (there’s another clever spoof about the demise of WebOS over on Gizmodo but given the offensive nature I won’t post it here).