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junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   8/18/2011 10:57:02 PM
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Yes, during the conference call, HP's CEO laid a blame on PALM -- for sinking the company's profitability. If webOS indeed didn't work out for HP's tablets and mobile phones, how would webOS ever find its future in the embedded market? Of course, HP made it clear that what failed wasn't webOS but webOS devices.

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giuann   8/18/2011 10:56:41 PM
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Saint Augustine defined pride as: "the love of one's own excellence". Two pride engineers made it a bunch of myopic, egocentric self proclaimed excellent economist will destroy it. CBS was worth the destruction of Westinghouse Electric. Entertainment of questionable content was worth the destruction of one of the best technological company. I hope they give back the HP name to the old instrument division.

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   8/18/2011 10:52:45 PM
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That's exactly what it sounds like. The cloud and business analytics? If I didn't know better, I would wonder if today is April 1st and this is some kind of bad joke.

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qerqwe   8/18/2011 10:50:04 PM
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There has to be a reason no one has yet to compete in the Tablet space. Apple, love em or hate em, got it right. Price, Functionality, usefullness, battery life, weight, size, etc. Other are just not competing. Where was the touchpad better than the ipad? Even a blind CEO should have seen that there is a problem. HP should have never came out with a half baked product. No wonder it was DOA. Come on Amazon, AMAZE ME!

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xorbit   8/18/2011 10:29:35 PM
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Hmm, why does this sound like: "We want to stop doing what we're doing well and do something else instead"? Bizarre.

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selinz   8/18/2011 10:12:45 PM
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If they wanted market share, they should have priced it take business away from Android.. Ie., Nook type pricing. But they didn't. I'm hoping to hit up my HP buddies for firesale prices...

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mcgrathdylan   8/18/2011 10:06:46 PM
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HP's actions here seem pretty extreme to me. I guess it is a thin line between bold, decisive leadership and throwing in the towel prematurely, but I am kind of just in shock.

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old account Frank Eory   8/18/2011 9:55:20 PM
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Wow. So the Palm acquisition was a complete waste of money, and management believes that its PC business unit will not remain #1 in PC sales if that business remains part of HP? I wonder how long they will remain in the printer business? But the really sad revelation in the article is the notion that software might be the main driver of HP's corporate future. As anyone who has ever installed an HP printer driver will attest, software is not exactly one of HP's core competencies!

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