Friday, 10 February 2006

Does HP Regret Killing OpenMail?

An interesting quote from the HP Annual Report. Mark Hurd, HP CEO and President wrote in his covering letter:

The best way to steer a company toward growth is to look out four or five years at the big market trends evolving, and then work backward to identify opportunities ... People will become increasingly mobile — and we see this trend accelerating. The convergence of voice and data services is inevitable. People will be able to receive e-mail via voicemail or receive voicemail via e-mail. The ability to have a mobile office and personalized services delivered to individuals no matter where they are will become a reality.

Which was exactly where plans for OpenMail were heading, sadly. (HT: Stuart "strawberry" Barry)

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