iPhone stifling innovation by being innovative
John Gruber has a nice piece up on the recently concluded Mobile World Conference. John grabs some of the best quotes emanating from various CEO’s pie holes and susses out the deeper meaning. And that meaning is: Crap the iPhone is killing us. Well that’s what I got out of it, John’s conclusion differed, he thinks what the CEOs were trying to say was:
We’d all have more choices if we’d all just choose Windows Mobile.
Either way it is rich stuff.
Couldn’t be a better take if it were an article on the Onion.
Tightly integrated? What, like Nokia have been for years? Just because they have opened S60 doesn’t mean they won’t continue to throttle it like they’ve been doing to Samsung and Siemens with their licenced S60 versions.
And Microsoft are taking the piss when they say that hardware shouldn’t be integrated into software (or vice versa!). How many manufacturers have they paid off to produce WM and not Android handsets at this years conference? They just want Apple to take their armour off and get in their ring, where the big loser is the end-user, as always.
Microsoft are showing with this and their sneaky background funding of the legal actions against Apple by Psystar and Linux (Red Hat) by SCO that they are not the befuddled old granddaddys of the tech scene; they are still intent on suffocating the markets. And with the recession, they are only going to get worse.