[maemo-users] Some Data Backed Commentary in the midst of this week's Blather about the Iphone

From: Acadia Secure Networks acadiasecurenets at aol.com
Date: Thu Jun 28 02:23:39 EEST 2007

and it looks like Apple, has, in fact,. "bent the pins", on this device, 
moreso than on , say  Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, or 6.0 based devices 
(which are in fact quite user extensible, witness the software product 
portfolio available at handago) by dis-allowing the user from installing 
arbitrary software "apps" on it.

This product is driven as much by the itunes business model (ipod = high 
class razor, tunes = blade) than anything else. ATT and Apple can now 
"collaborate" on extending Itunes dominance to other forms of media content.

 I would be interested to know how long ATT is going to have exclusivity 
on the Iphone. If it is more than say 6 months, then that will give 
iphone competitors time to sell/design/build competing solutions to the 
other mobile service providers, which they, are probably already doing.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks

ktneely at astroturfgarden.com wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 03:32:24PM -0400, Acadia Secure Networks wrote:
>>     "Our verdict is that, despite some flaws and feature omissions, the 
>> iPhone is, on balance, a beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer. 
>> Its software, especially, sets a new bar for the smart-phone industry, 
> David Pogue on NPR this morning said essentially the same thing.  His biggest beef was the fact that it was tied to Cingular.  Other than that, a nice and useful phone that is parked about in the middle of the price range for phones these days.
> I'd love to get a chance to play with one, but will not be an early adopter this time.
> K

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