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Away from low-end point and shoots, not cameras generally. Canon will not abandon successful product lines just because unrelated product lines aren't working out.
There's probably a market unfolding for a high-value DAP that delivers exceptional performance and reliability and is built to last (upgradeable capacities; internal and external modularity and serviceability).
I seriously doubt that Canon has been subsidizing its SLR line with point and shoot revenues!
Regardless, not sure where you are coming from since it looks like DSLR sales are going up, not down.
Which comes back around to the discussion: It does not sound like those currently involved in Rockbox are interested, willing or able to refocus and adapt to changing market conditions, which is completely different than blaming market conditions for killing off Rockbox.
This is the point that the first article makes at the end: "Sometimes, it’s better to be convenient than good." That is the smart phone: Convenient, but not really Good. Rockbox will find its niche in a focused market that is already not concerned so much about convenience as it is about actual hardware and software performance, which are enthusiast (vs casual) consumers and professionals. And this niche will always exist regardless of convergence and miniaturization trends (which have probably maxed out anyway, Apple even had to scale up its Nano because they were getting too small for comfort
So to conclude whats your silver bullet to salvage rockbox?
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