updated 06:30 pm EST, Fri January 12, 2007
iPhone spurs reactions
The introduction of Apple's iPhone has already spurred a flurry of comments and speculation from numerous firms and industry watchers. Interestingly, electronics manufacturer Samsung sees Apple's latest product release as both a competitive move and a potential market opportunity, according to the Associated Press. "Since it's new it could bring both sides, positive and negative," said Kim Jeong-han, Samsung's senior vice president for the company's telecommunications business. Nokia, however, spoke differently of the iPhone, describing the device as "quite an interesting product," after which the cell phone giant quickly played down suggestions that Apple's latest offering will upset its core business. Nokia's multimedia unit leader Anssi Vanjoki outlined Nokia's strong points, citing the large screens, storage capacity, and media playback functionality in the firm's high-end cellular handsets.