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February 10 2009

iPhone is a dick!!

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Saw this video this morning from college humor.  Who knew iPhone was such as arsehole. My favourite line: “Dialing up brain tumors left and right”

January 12 2009

Flashback: Ballmer on the iPhone

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I stumbled across an interesting post on appleinsider website the other day, which mentioned that there would be no Zune phone from Microsoft (despite rumors).  The post had an interesting couple of quotes from Steve Ballmer of Microsoft circa 2007.  From the article:

Shortly after the iPhone was announced at Macworld 2007, Ballmer lambasted the Apple handset as the “most expensive phone in the world” while noting that Microsoft sells “millions and millions and millions of phones a year” while “Apple sells zero.”

“I’d prefer to have our software in 60 percent or 70 percent or 80 percent of [mobile phones], than I would to have 2 percent or 3 percent, which is what Apple might get,” he said. And just this past September, the Microsoft headman predicted that the iPhone’s tight integration with all things Apple would cause it to “lose out” in the long run.

Could Ballmer have been more off the mark?   Phone users embraced the iPhone, and compared to the dying windows mobile, the operating system of the iPhone is a thing of beauty.   Ballmers prediction of “60 or 70 or 80 percent”  of smartphones running Windows mobile is actually 13.6% in 2008 and decreasing and developers abandon the platform.

Inline with the traditional windows marketing strategy, windows mobile only offers touchscreen capabilities on the ‘professional’ version of the software.  Meanwhile Google’s android and iPhone (OS X) have 1 version which does everything.  Also funny that Ballmer cites Apple’s tight integration with all things Apple as a problem for the company - considering Microsoft is one of the most proprietary driven and closed box companies in the IT sector.