“Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina presents a range of new products by the high-tech pioneer Monday in New York City. The company is attempting to integrate more entertainment and media devices to their computers and printers. Investors were hoping for a more dramatic line of products,” writes Terril Yue Jones for Los Angeles Times. Hewlett-Packard Co. called it a ‘Big Bang 2.’ To industry analysts, the company�s long-awaited unveiling of more than 150 consumer products was more of a bust.”
Jones continues, “As expected, HP on Monday introduced a host of gadgets, including a device that copies videotapes to DVDs, a computer with a built-in camera docking station for easy transfer of digital photos, and a scanner that works like a giant camera. The Palo Alto, Calif., technology giant modeled the launch on last year�s introduction of more than 50 new printers, an event the company dubbed the ‘Big Bang.'”
“This time, though, the elaborate product launch and celebrity appearance by Chief Executive Carly Fiorina failed to generate excitement on Wall Street. HP shares fell 12 cents in trading Monday to close at $19.96 on the New York Stock Exchange. ‘A lot of investors were expecting Big Bang 2 to be a more revolutionary set of announcements,’ said technology analyst John Jones of SoundView Technologies in San Francisco,” Jones reports. “‘Why does it have to be so complicated?’ Fiorina said at the unveiling. ‘It shouldn�t be.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Carly, you’re so right. The uncomplicated solution already exists, though. You sound like you want a Mac really badly. Go ahead, give in to the temptation – you only live once.