I am a strong believer that
Competition is Good for Customers,
and this week's
was another reminder;
some examples from there:
• Palm Pre -
This seems one of the best of the iPhone challengers - looks like a good OS, multi-tasking/touch, physics, nice design
and a keyboard.
• Sony Vaio P -
This one looks like a nice netbook, with a wide screen, build around a good sized keyboard. The use of a trackpoint
means the whole thing can be sized just for the keyboard - would love to try it out.
Competition for the "lesser" netbooks and the always rumored iPod tablet?
• Dell Adiamo -
This one (if the promise matches the buzz) would compete with MacBook Air;
if it keeps with Dell's pricepoints, it would help with the pricing.
• Windows 7 -
This one, I hope will help keep Apple focused in doing a good job with MacOS.
Ubuntu and, I'd hope soon, OpenSolaris, can help with the pressure, but I've felt that the quality of the
desktop offerings from Apple has decreased since the iPod/iPhone started generating so much money, and they
can use a strong competidor.
Now, back to our usual topics, helping you by providing our own competition :-)