[maemo-users] Will these features be in the G4 IT?

From: John B. Holmblad jholmblad at hotmail.com
Date: Mon Mar 23 23:36:02 EET 2009

fyi. Here is an interesting take on the impact of the Iphone OS 3.0 
feature set on the market:


Here, also, fyi is a good summary of the company that Apple (I did not 
notice it when they dropped the word "computer" from the company name) 
is becoming:

>     Two years later, that name change is showing itself to be more
>     than symbolic. Mac sales were down
>     <http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/03/16/mac-ipod-sales-each-down-16-in-february-npd/>
>     year-over-year in February, to according to market researchers the
>     NPD Group. Analysts at Piper Jaffray predicted Apple would sell
>     2.2 million Macs in the quarter ending this month, along with 10
>     million iPods. In the two years since the iPhone went on sale, the
>     company sold 30 million iPhones and iPod Touches, including 13.7
>     million iPhones the past year.
>     Put the numbers together and that means that the iPhone and iPod
>     Touch are becoming Apple's core product line, replacing the
>     25-year-old Mac as the company's main computing platform,
>     according to Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil,
>     when I interviewed him on the day of the iPhone announcement.

Reading this article led me to a presentation, available at the www page 
whose url is


    that was made at Interop 2008 on the Iphone in the business market
    that had the following interesting comments:

iPhone Predictions (from well er........experts)

    • "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any
    significant market share. No chance, It's a $500 subsidized
    item“ Steve Balmer, CEO Microsoft - April 30, 2007

    • “The iPhone will not substantially alter the fundamental
    structure and challenges of the mobile industry'' Charles Golvin,
    an analyst at Forrester Research Inc. - January 2007

    • “It won't come from the iPhone. Apple will sell a few to its
    fans, but the iPhone won't make a long-term mark on the
    industry” Matthew Lynn, Bloomberg - January 15, 2007

    • “The only question remaining is if, when the iPod phone fails,
    will it take the iPod with it” Bill Ray, The Register - December 23,

and from actual users/customers (we wll call these the real experts):

iPhone Enterprise Users

    • "The iPhone is a watershed event in mobile computing for
    corporations “ Todd Pierce, VP Corporate Information Technology -

    • “The iPhone has worked effortlessly at Stanford and the user
    acceptance just astounded us. We have been inundated with
    orders'' Bill Clebsch, CIO, Stanford University

    • “ While Apple still has a relatively small share of the corporate
    smart phone market (5%), the company’s iPhone continues to
    grab sky-high satisfaction ratings. Nearly three-in-five (59%) of
    Apple’s business customers say their company is Very Satisfied
    with the iPhone.” Jim Woods and Paul Carton, ChangeWave

Best Regards,

John Holmblad
Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

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