* Posts by Ken

2 posts • joined 29 Jun 2007

Bush makes last-minute grab for civil liberties

Ken

The Reg too?

Jeez - I wasn't worried until that last bit. Even El Reg would have access to the database? Unacceptable!!! Only quality US pubs like the National Enquirer should be able to look at those records.

Gartner reaps iPhone backlash after making business case

Ken

Why the business comments

Why the comments about business? If anyone remembers, in January Jobs stood on a stage and introduced the iPhone and directly compared it to a BlackBerry, saying, essentially, that no one would need a BlackBerry because the iPhone would do email better than a BB and so much more. So Apple brought the whole corporate suitability discussion on itself, though since then Apple and AT&T have backed off from that claim.

So the iPhone will likely sell well enough and hit its 10 million units shipped target. Apple will not be a major volume player in mobile overall, and will not be able to match real mobile handset manufacturers in terms of a steady update of new handset models. Expect tweaks to the basic device going forward, but not true innovation such as seen in the Sony Ericsson Walkman line, or the Nokia N-Series or Samsung Ultra handsets. Apple will continue to be its own little world, but its impact on the larger mobile market will be, at best, as an indicator of directions for innovation for the major players in the industry.

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