The Phoney Business

“We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.” Palm chief executive Ed Colligan on November 16, 2006

“People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.” computer scientist Alan Kay

“The mobile phone world is littered with crap. The interfaces are tragic. The materials are cheap. The build quality is marginal. And of course the sound sucks…Apple can change this because that’s what Apple does. They can look at the crisis points of a typical experience and erase them one by one. Not by adding a lot of new things things, but by removing the crap and paying attention to the basics.” Jason Fried (Apple Phone: My prediction | Signal vs. Noise)

“I don’t know a single person that likes the phone they have. Everyone feels like a victim of both their phone plan and their phone hardware. Cellphones seem to be one of those things that barely works given all the drawbacks. The iPhone isn’t just a new gadget. It looks like something that will transform the way we think about cellphones.” Matt Howie (Apple is the New NASA | A Whole Lotta Nothing)

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