In an article subtitled, “What a load of Schmidt,” Cade Metz reports for The Register, “Google CEO Eric Schmidt has convinced himself that the company killed its sold-direct-to-netizen Nexus One phone after less than six months because it was ‘so successful.'”
“‘The idea a year and a half ago was to do the Nexus One to try to move the phone platform hardware business forward. It clearly did,’ Schmidt told The Telegraph, demonstrating just how far removed from reality his mind has become,” Metz reports. [Schmidt continued,] ‘It was so successful, we didn’t have to do a second one. We would view that as positive but people criticised us heavily for that. I called up the board and said: ‘Ok, it worked. Congratulations – we’re stopping.’ We like that flexibility, we think that flexibility is characteristic of nimbleness at our scale.'”
MacDailyNews Take: “We like our strategy. We like it a lot.” – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer after Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone. Obviously, CEOs who face Apple crack mentally after a while. Those who weren’t already cracked when they started, that is.
Metz continues, “At launch, Google said that the Nexus One belonged to a new super class of handset — even though it couldn’t match the Motorola Droid (according to none other than Google open source guru Chris DiBona) — let alone the iPhone.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Eric T. Mole is off in self-delusionland with his “superphone,” right where Steve Jobs wants him.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dirty Pierre le Punk” for the heads up.]