Steve Ballmer laughs off the iPhone, deems it “costliest” within the market
We’ll be the primary to provide props to Steve Ballmer for undertaking what he has at Microsoft, and we’ll agree that the iPhone is one costly (and doubtless overpriced) little machine, however throughout a current interview the place he was questioned concerning the iPhone, he proceeded to not solely examine Apple’s forthcoming handset with the “$ninety nine Motorola Q,” however insisted that the iPhone was “by far the costliest telephone within the market,” which could not be farther from the reality. Positive, a lot of the lengthy, lengthy listing of cell phones priced above (typically properly above) the $500 worth level aren’t precisely mainstream handsets, however because the luxurious telephone market continues to bloom, Apple is trying to reap the benefits of these prepared to shell out half a grand to have the most well liked gizmo out. Moreover, Steve did point out that the iPhone was completely “not appropriate for enterprise functions” as a consequence of its full lack of a keyboard, however contemplating its half-hearted try at Push mail and lack of 3G, we doubt Mr. Jobs is out preventing for the company market simply but anyway. However, it is all the time entertaining to see one head honcho utterly mock one other firm’s product, so click on on by way of for the YouTube’d interview.
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