Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 15:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm currently reading Jerry Kaplan's excellent book "Startup: a Silicon Valley adventure". In this book, Kaplan, founder and CEO of GO Corp., details the founding, financing and eventual demise of his highly innovative company, including the development and workings of their product. What's so surprising about this book is just how timeless it really is - the names and products may have changed, but the business practices and company attitudes surely haven't.
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Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

It's late and I have go some where so uber short response. I think sales channels do matter - sales channels are one of the differences between the phone and tablet market and between the device and the PC market. There is lot's of evidence, for example, that WP7 handsets have suffered from lack of love amongst carrier sales people. I think a lot of people buy Android because they prefer them but I also think some (how many?) buy them because they go to their usual phone shop and say I want to upgrade and get shown a phone and buy it. The role, weight and importance of sales channels in the device/phone market is a very, very interesting topic and one worth exploring in some depth at some point (hint: do an article on it Thom!). Right - off to the pub!!

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