News today was that 1Q launches were down 27% and contracts down 4%. The company is finally starting to wind down its constuction in response to new market conditions. Smart cost cutting move that could increase or stabilize profitability.
Don't get me wrong....I like GOOG long term and see them as the greatest source of innovation in the smart phone/tablet space BUT they rushed it on Honeycomb and they will pay a dear price for that, IMO.
I still prefer Firefox but think Google Search is top notch. I use Gmail along with others but am not in love with Google Docs. It still feels clunky to me. I use Picasa and my home page is iGoogle. So all in all, I am very much on their side.
I love Android as an OS (just rooted a Nook Color this weekend and a MyTouch4G not long ago) mostly due to their open source code (not yet made available for HC). The reason I'm so shocked by what's happening is their otherwise steady, unwavering support for Android development. There is no question they dropped the ball on Honeycomb though. It never should have been released for another three months and that has very much hurt their partners, namely Motorola (and possibly LG looking to release LG G-Slate in two days.
ABV is the platinum standard of Brazil. Prudent move with GFA - I should have waited until this morning to buy.
For better or worse, I reentered IRE again yesterday and added a few thousand shares of NBG to go with it. The whole Greece freakout is a bit overdone in the short-term and both should snap back when the terror begins to subside.