Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:05 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft had its annual financial analyst meeting on Thursday, and Steve Ballmer answered questions about what the company's answer to the iPad was going to be, and whether Windows Phone 7 was going to be a part of that product strategy. He said, "We're coming . . . We're coming full guns. The operating system is called Windows." Ballmer and Microsoft so don't get it. I can't believe Steve Ballmer is making me feel sorry for Microsoft.
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RE[2]: The touch revolution
by jtfolden on Sat 31st Jul 2010 19:30 UTC in reply to "RE: The touch revolution"
jtfolden
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2005-08-12

The original iphone with out cut/paste, multi tasking, or third party development was half baked. Apple's history of product releases always starts off with a half baked version. OSx 10.0 was maybe even quarter baked. Ipod was half baked (firewire, macs only). Itunes was half baked ( no music store).


It's a bit silly to look back in hindsight and see "missing pieces" only due to their importance today.

When iTunes was initially released there were NO online mainstream music stores, nor were record companies pushing for such.

The iPod was originally intended for Mac users only, the fact it didn't work out of the box on Windows was irrelevant.

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