what is so funny is that after reading your posts, i would say that YOU should be the CEO. not joking. why do people like us see so clearly what the problems are?
if i had the resources and name of sony, you can bet that i would make sure that the next thing that i create dazzles and i mean dazzles. that is what steve jobs does. it wouldn't matter to me if i produced only one product in the next 20 years -- NOTHING goes out the door unless is it the sh7t! period! movies, devices, etc.
it almost seems that companies like sony (the "pop" sony of today, not the SONY of old -- just take a logo subtext - "make.believe" to get the gist of the distinction), rimm, msft, dell, in their attempt to enter markets like smartphones, tablets, etc., are simply going through the motions! as if and as long as they all keep busy and make paychecks.
in all fairness however, steve jobs is not fair competition. what apple has gathered by his genius and a little timing luck, is truly unimaginable. plus, the platform that they chose, which i believe is unix based, is THE WAY TO GO. you need a big ego and stomach to go against apple.