Comments on: Did Cisco Flip too soon? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/15/did-cisco-flip-too-soon/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ron http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/15/did-cisco-flip-too-soon/#comment-365878 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:37:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19011#comment-365878 All Cisco has to do is to add an expansion slot Micro/SD to the Flip Video and that would blow away ipod nano since Apple purposely limit their devices to quickly become obsolete by not offering any memory expansion. Guess why people keep buying new iphones and ipods…to get more memory. This would give smart consumers an incentive to buy the Flip and keep expanding their investment into the future. Memory expansion is Apple’s worst enemy.

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By: Sam Chaware http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/15/did-cisco-flip-too-soon/#comment-365754 Sun, 20 Sep 2009 18:28:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19011#comment-365754 Ofcourse the ipod nano. Two reasons mainly: 1) Someone looking to shoot high def videos is not going to use flip2) Flip consumers are typically the ones who will shoot videos on the fly and upload them on youtube. Why not buy something which offers music and video than just video. In these times of recession consumers are becoming smarter and looking for a one stop shop rather than having to carry 50 things in their pockets. And ofcourse the ipod looks good too!

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By: Robb Luther http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/15/did-cisco-flip-too-soon/#comment-365658 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 20:07:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19011#comment-365658 Whoes to say Cisco doesn’t modify the flip either… wouldn’t it be a great thing to be able to wirelessly stream video from the FlipVid??I need to see video comparisons… I have a Flip Vid and love it.

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By: LizR http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/15/did-cisco-flip-too-soon/#comment-365647 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 16:33:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19011#comment-365647 Both devices will have their fans and particular uses. In a free marketplace, this is (at least temporarily) another example of the fact that one-size-fits-all is merely a beancounter’s dream, not necessarily the one held by consumers.The problem is that beancounters are too often the tail that wags the dog in a “free” marketplace. Companies buy up something they think will be hot and then discontinue it if it so much as wavers in the breeze of competition. The companies make out like bandits with their writeoffs; it’s the consumer who loses out when a functional product disappears just because a dog-ate-dog scenario didn’t play out as planned for the bigger dog’s shareholders.Personally, I’m hoping that both the nano and the flip continue to find buyers.

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By: The Dude http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/15/did-cisco-flip-too-soon/#comment-365638 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 13:56:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19011#comment-365638 just like my leatherman will replace the entire toolbox? NOT.

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By: Mr. C http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/15/did-cisco-flip-too-soon/#comment-365616 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 05:02:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19011#comment-365616 Don’t think I will be giving up my Flip anytime soon. Have had great results with it. Own two (2) ipods, so don’t plan on buying another anytime sooooon.

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By: Nellie Apple http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/15/did-cisco-flip-too-soon/#comment-365584 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:22:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19011#comment-365584 I will not trade my Flip Video cam to anything else.I love it and I cannot imagine any other products working other than my flip. I’m perfectly happy with the separate music player and video camera. I don’t want anything integrated–when one breaks I still have the other.Cisco kid was a friend of mine…

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By: Jojomogir http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/15/did-cisco-flip-too-soon/#comment-365558 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:14:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19011#comment-365558 Has the writer actually looked at the video the Nano produces? It’s pretty tiny when you look at it on a screen. If you try to blow it up to full screen, it looks like sh*t.This is the same as asking if cell phone cameras will make digital cameras obsolete. Maybe someday, but not anytime soon.Come on Anupreeta, this is pretty amateur. Do a little work before you write something that makes you look stupid.

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By: Andrew Machado http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/15/did-cisco-flip-too-soon/#comment-365524 Wed, 16 Sep 2009 21:19:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19011#comment-365524 Nobody cares about HD anymore. It was a buzz word, but editing 720 and 1080p is too much of a pain in the butt. File sizes are too large, compression takes what feels like hours on new hardware. People want to share quickly via youtube, facebook, etc.Flip sadly is going to go away quietly. They have no hardware advantage and no competitive advantage. At this point they dont even have a distribution advantage.Night night Pure it was good knowing you. Cisco you overpaid by nearly 5x.

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By: Apptroll http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/15/did-cisco-flip-too-soon/#comment-365484 Wed, 16 Sep 2009 07:42:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19011#comment-365484 I like how this app is set up and what it does and enjoyed your review of it. Here’s another site with good app reviews, apptroll.com.

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