Originally Posted by petermillard
"But most buyers appear to have noted that the storage on the device cannot be upgraded and decided to get the larger model…"
Hard to believe so many smart people in a smart company could get this so wrong. Or maybe they just believe their own 'Cloud' PR a little too sincerely.
Google's planners mostly live and work in places with constant free wifi. Google's home, Mountain View, has free wifi city-wide, provided by Google. For people who have 24/7 connectivity, "put it in the cloud" makes perfect sense. In addition to believing their own hype a bit too much, they may just *forget* that most people can't rely on the cloud for anything that's crucially important to them.
3G eats battery and just *isn't available* in some places; we get "you can have your documents anywhere you want--EXCEPT for the underground parking lot next to your job; no checking the meeting schedule before you head in to work."
And the cloud isn't available in a lot of vacation spots, which is where people would like easy access to their documents. Camping with the family for the weekend and want to relax with some tunes? Need to have those tunes in the device itself.