By launching the iPhone months before the device reached Asia, Apple CEO Steve Jobs was forcing his would-be competitors to react to the media hype and show their hands.
The Apple iPhone is a stalking horse.
No doubt about it, the iPhone does not look like other cellphones—it has no buttons and no keypad. What it has is a screen that changes its display in response to finger taps to either a virtual keyboard or a virtual phone pad or a virtual movie screen or… well, you get the idea.
One week after Steve Jobs introduced the much-awaited iPhone to the world, LG unveiled a phone that looked eerily like the iPhone, the PRADA phone.
Seven years ago, cellphones were the latest rage. Today they are a commodity. In a world where just about everyone has a cellphone, how does one stand out from the crowd?
There are two ways to do it. One is to become a contrarian and refuse to own a phone. The other is to get one that is so unusual that it stands out from a sea of ordinary, run-of-the-mill phones.
Apple is set to rock the mobile phone world and bets are on that Steve Jobs will unveil the beauty as early as January.
Would you buy a new mobile phone today if you knew Apple was introducing its first-ever mobile phone sometime next year, maybe as early as March?
Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt may well have saved China’s mobile phone industry.
In a career that spans 26 years, Eric Schmidt has been many things. Until 2001 he was best known as the CEO of Novell, a Silicon Valley software firm. Today he is famed – and admired and feared and hated – as chairman and CEO of Google. But by the time he retires, the 53-year-old Schmidt may be known by another title – the man who saved China's mobile phone business.
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