Palm and RIM absolutely astonish me. Here are two companies with failing Mobile OS's and yet they are devoting time into making a tablet. I almost feel like tablets ultimately need to be a side project for their smartphones because let's be honest, more people are going to buy smartphones than tabs. I could see how they want to wedge themselves into the growing tablet market, but man...when you can't get it right on your tiny device, then how is anything different on a tab?
Droid X Doug (unregistered)
I think that RIM and HP/Palm have essentially similar business strategies - burrow into their existing customer base like a tick.
RIM appears to be leveraging their enterprise security (BES) business model - there are customers for whom security (as in 256-bit AES encryption) trumps everything. For those customers, RIM is developing the next evolution - a tablet (or tablets) that integrates with the BlackBerry handset (where both tablet and handset run within the BES 256-bit AES ecosystem).
HP/Palm must think they can pursue a similar strategy with their business customers. Although I am not aware of a compelling value proposition for the HP customers (at least not as compelling as the BES security business model).
Wow, that is spot on!!!!!!! I couldn't agree more!!!!!
Your right dude i could careless about a damn tablet just bring out a good phone that is big enough for my fingers because IN MY OPINION HpWebOs is the best OS out there
Palm to release webOS tablet in first half of 2011; low-end webOS teen phone also planned