“Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research ripped into Google’s Honeycomb tablet software in a note Wednesday, arguing Honeycomb is ‘by the geeks, for the geeks, and of the geeks,’ and has little chance of mass adoption,” Brian Caulfield reports for Forbes.
“Among Chowdhry’s gripes: the Honeycomb-powered Motorola Xoom tablet suffers from freezes and crashes, battery life is inconsistent, battery standby time is only 10 to 12 hours compared to 30 days for the iPad, and auto-wrap of text on the tablet’s screen doesn’t work correctly,” Caulfield reports. “The analyst blamed Google’s roots as a web company for the problems. Online services such as Gmail and Google Voice ‘worked well as long as these products are free,’ Chowdry wrote. When users pay roughly $800 for a device, however, ‘the consumer is unforgiving.'”
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