“HP’s European boss Eric Cador has used a press conference in Cannes to claim that his company’s forthcoming TouchPad will eventually become number one in tablets, emulating its success in the PC hardware market. HP has previously stated that it aims to ship over 100 million webOS devices,” Electronista reports. “He went so far as to suggest HP could be the leader by a wide margin, ousting Apple’s iPad from the market.”
Electronista reports, “In the PC world, with fewer ways of differentiating HP’s products from our competitors, we became number one,” Cador said. “In the tablet world we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus.”
MacDailyNews Take: Dude needs to lay off the peyote. The silly bastage left off the rest of his equation: “Number one plus” six original iPad models plus eighteen iPad 2 models equals twenty-five. And, #25 is by far the best case scenario for HP who are obviously drunk on delusions of grandeur mixed with approximately an ocean full of hubris.
Electronista reports, “’We tend to talk about technologies,’ he said. ‘But the way the user is going to look at tablets means it’s about experience. The way the corporate is going to look at it is to say that its employees, who are also consumers, have got to like it and it’s got to be secure. We’re going to deliver that. Beyond that, it’s about marketing and branding.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Translation: We’re relying on the IT doofuses to ram our HP-branded shit down the employees’ throats once again.
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MacDailyNews Take: When we added this one, our iCal actually giggled in anticipation.