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Clearwire Corporation (CLWRD) Message Board

  • jmaxsimon jmaxsimon Jan 25, 2013 12:46 PM Flag

    Googles involvement is for google glasses

    They will have a very hard time selling them, and they will be useless without data connection.
    No one wants to use them when they are sitting at home. Wireless carriers don't want to selll data hogging devices. They also don't want you clogging their airwaves with data hogging devices either.
    CLWR is going to continue to trade publicly, no one is going to buy it. It is going to make money, a lot of money, the folks that hold 5 years have good chance of this going into the 50$+ range, it could go higher than that as well.

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    • Google Goggles will be an instant hit if they had clwr under their belt!. $8 is peanuts for them but a fair price to the minority (vote).

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Laughable concepts of wireless reality.

      Google glasses is not a commercial reality.. its an exciting concept that has been around for over 15 years... remember iGlasses? That was a product sold through computer stores over 13 years ago: 3D vision (binocular 2-D) that sold for about $350. The problem was that the resolution at that time was too low, the tracking ability with head movement was sluggish, leading to a feeling of 'emersion in oil' responsiveness. The overall impact of the state of the consumer price level technology at that time was that it was an interesting device that people liked to try but not buy.

      Google glasses, of course, benefit from 100-1,000x improvement in CPU/GPU processing power and lower power/processing, higher resolution displays, and wireless broadband and GPS. Other things including motion tracking sensors have improved. The combination results in a more pleasant experience. There is very few things that are 'new' about G Glasses... it is more about refinements, bringing down the costs for increased performance and plugging in wireless BB capabilities. This now stands to become attractive but it faces several problems as well, namely gaining widespread adoption. There are problems with devices that are worn by users: this adds to the problem of distraction while driving or just walking that leads to high accident rates for mobile use. Already mobile phone use has become second to drunk driving in causing thousands of traffic deaths and maiming.

      The cost of these things also has to be low enough to make them desirable. What is a fair price depends on what else the device does: how good the software is at delivering location based information and the foreseen 'augmented reality' applications such as showing location based information including shopping but also other types of information depending on what the user needs... such as geographical or business information. That can take advantage of the state of the art in LBS, location based services, on web mobile devices in general, however, it must have developed to a level of sophistication to compel people to wear these things on their heads rather than pull them out of a pocket/purse.

      This is another 'wowise-wow-wow' technology that offers no immediate saving grace for Clearlydead/spoken for.

      My impression of the iGlasses concept, stemming from first hand experience in that industry/product area, is that what it will take is having all the pre-requisites in place to the point that it is almost overkill.. so compelling that it gets people to change their habits. Outside o consumer mass markets, this product will likely find a place that can amount to up to several million units sold worldwide per year. That can become a profitable business despite not denting the overall mobile device market. SmartPhones are closing in on 800 million devices worldwide. In any case, this is NOT a factor for Clearwire beyond the hype factor because its far too late.

 

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