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Failure to launch: Why Sony never got AirBoard off the ground

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re: Failure to launch: Why Sony never got AirBoard off the ground
chanj0   5/28/2012 2:53:40 AM
The success of iPad requires years of development in all aspects - business, market and engineering.IMO, Apple used iPod Touch to test the acceptance of Apps Store, tuning the capacitive touch to be perfection. iPhone, together with Apps Store, further drives the market into the direction touch, bright display. During the time, the whole Apple community is trying to build various great apps. I am sure there has been demand of better resolution and bigger screen for some type of application. iPad is an inevitable product for the demand. The anticipation of Apple Fans and Apple's ability to drive the market are crucial to the success of the product. Apple does it really well. A couple companies, Sony and Nokia included, have tried MP3 players, smartphone, Tablet PC and portable TV, neither of them have penetrated the market as well as Apple have been. The question is how they can do it while others could not. Timing and pricing strategic may be an answer. The magic is how it can be done right. Japan has tried various way and I believe Japanese won't give up so easily. One day, it will hit a jackpot again. Never give up and stay innovating.

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re: Failure to launch: Why Sony never got AirBoard off the ground
chipmonk0   5/29/2012 6:31:22 PM
Are the Japanese getting more complacent as well as outpaced by up and comers like So. Korea and China ? As to Sony, a Company founded by a great Engineer like Akio Morita, it lost focus on intelligent hardware product development when it got too deeply into Entertainment software / Show biz - and brought in a very different set of people into its top management ( including non-Technical Englishmen - Kryptonite to making profit by honest hard work ). The very same thing happened at Motorola when a consumer product like Cellular phones became dominant, and Moto lost its Mojo. Unlike Steve Jobs, not too many CEOs can span the vast gap between aesthetics / consumer marketing on one side and hardware development on the other and typically smooth - talkin' salesmen win over slow - poke cautious engineers - and then take the Co. downhill in a few quarters - to wit Carly Fiorina at HP and her most recent reincarnation in the Boardroom who is firing 27,000. The HP board seems to have not learnt anything from the Fiorina debacle. Hopefully Sony and Japan in general are not so arrogant as Boards on this side of the Pacific and would change course and prosper again.

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sadiqyousafzai   12/13/2013 7:42:15 AM
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