Surprising to see APPLE skipping this years Mobile world congress. Any particular reason its skipped the MWC ? Also surprising is the relevance MeeGo. People still belive MeeGo will survive inspite of Nokia adopting Windows as its OS ?
Apparently they don't go to trade shows much at all anymore. No need? As for Meego, they were piggybacking on an Intel press conference and had a table about 50cm wide, but were quite game about their little patch of real estate. The general feeling was that the field is so wide open at this point that if you can stick around, you do.
I am quite surprized that people are still looking for Meego's relevance. If i believe and interpret what Paul Ottellini said about Nokia's choice to go with Windows OS, i think he himself believes in Android more than MeeGo. Although he also said that Intel will look for another parter to go ahead with MeeGo but i highly doubt that MeeGo will have any impact in the mobile OS domain.
Apple seems to have a policy of not attending trade shows, but rather when it has a new product to introduce or announcement to make, the company holds its own event.The same elephant in the room happened at the previous Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, in which Apple was noticeably not present, but still managed to be one of the most talked about companies.Looks like the company manages to be the talk of these events even when the company is not present.Not bad.
Is it not amazing that Apple often skips trading shows and yet maintain a strong status in the market place,I feel Apple has been able to do that through quality services and amazing inventions in the electronics world.
Apple, no wonder that they are not present at the MWC. They always distinguish from all, not just in the products but also they reach the people. They will just design outstanding products with a creative engineers and a leader with a vision of future. Probably Apple will show us something new in this year. Any guesses what apple would be upto in the next couple of years?
I don't think Apple loses any traction when it doesn't attend a trade show. As I'm reading this post, my son's watching "Marmaduke" on DVD and there's a great scene showing a Powerbook getting dropped kicked into a swimming pool. The infamous Apple logo is well placed in the next scene where the owner is working on the machine as if nothing went wrong with the system. It's the second Apple laptop placement I've seen in just one night. The other one was on the hit sit-com "The Office."
It is NOT amazing that Apple often skips trading shows and it seems that they have a policy of not attending trade shows and such events. They always distinguish from other players and they well know how to reach the people by a well design product. They made it possible by a group of creative engineers and leader with visions about future trends. One way we can say that Apple is a trend maker and trend setter, by releasing distinguished products at regular intervals to the market. But mean time when it has a new product to launch or announcement to make, the company holds its own events and press conferences. They maintain a strong status in the market place through quality of services, post sale feedbacks and requirement gathering for amazing inventions.
The more important question is the Rest of the industry ready and willing to steal significance/visibility from Apple.
Apple is a massive colossus in the mobile space,No Doubt about it.But what about the rest of the players?? Are they just going to sit around and watch Apple steal all the thunder(as well as Customers).
Frankly I expected more from the rest of the industry.They need to do much-much more to challenge Apples dominance(both from a Technology as well as Advertising point of view),
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