Move Over Razr; Here Comes Iphone

by Shawn B. - Date: 2007-04-19 - Word Count: 234 Share This!

Sometimes I think handset makers are so stupid.

They knew the iPhone was coming and they did nothing about it.

Granted, Apple might not even gain more than 1% of the market in 2007. Or will they?

Everyone has known for perhaps up to two years that Apple was coming after the phone market. That's like knowing you're city is going to be invaded and having two years to prepare for it. And what did the handset makers do about it?

They built a few mp3 phones for which you need an expansion card just to bring them up to 1Gb of storage space.

That's like building a moat around your city but leaving the draw-bridge down when your attackers arrive.

I think Sony-Ericsson was the only manufacturer that even made any kind of an effort to get ready to compete with Apple. They came out with phones that are expandable up to 4GB. But they're not anywhere near what the iPhone will be in terms of an all-in-one product.

To the handset manufacturers: Are you really all that stupid?

Why not give people what they want? You could have been first-to-market. You could have beat Apple to the punch. You could have been the first hard drive phone maker. You could have had a two year head-start. You could have wrested away *some* top-of-the-mind-awareness that will go along with the iPhone.

You thought the RAZR was successful? You ain't seen nothing yet.

Related Tags: wireless, razr, apple iphone

Shawn writes various wireless product reviews at his wireless industry blog. Be sure to read up on the review of the Kensington Wireless USB Optical Mouse.

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