An anonymous reader writes: University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business says mimicking Apple's iPhone and iPad makes sense for big companies only if they continue to follow the basic business principles that already made them successful, offering an explanation for why HP has abandoned the smartphone and tablet market to concentrate on servers, infrastructure software, and cloud computing services. (I knew something was wrong last week when I saw its Touchpad in Cosco, who only buys heavily discounted items for resale).
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