Palm’s Ed Colligan laughs off iPhone
“We have discovered and struggled for a number of years right here determining the right way to make an honest telephone,” Ed Colligan apparently laughed about with John Markoff final Thursday morning. “PC guys will not be going to only determine this out. They are not going to only stroll in.” Ed, child, sweetheart, a pair fast reminders. First: it isn’t arduous to beat “respectable,” particularly when your telephones are on the 2004 slicing fringe of design and you continue to have not managed to slim it like a Q or WiFi it like an HTC. Second: PC guys already did determine it out — that is why you are operating Home windows Cellular in your telephones, keep in mind? Not that we actually should proceed, however third: as John Hodgman and Justin Lengthy would have us keep in mind, the unhappy, disgruntled variations between “PC guys” and Mac guys are likely to transcend borders and cultures. Gates is not Jobs, and Steve’s telephone definitely is not going to be riddled with the identical points as our beloved WinMo. No, the iPhone could have its personal set of annoying points, however consider you us, Ed, Apple will “simply stroll in,” so that you’d higher have a couple of and-one-extra-factor-s up these sleeves of yours when you’re eager about stopping a mass defection.
[By way of PalmInfocenter]