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Samsung, Nokia talk about iPhone

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.

by MacNN Staff





  1. russellb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Their Scared

    Samsung , Nokia .. their all scared shxxtless

    The lower end of the market won't change .. some people just want a small phone thats a phone .

    But for the higher end of the market that wants their phone to do email, sms, cal etc and ync with their pc the Iphone is a revolution.

    From what I can see of most people reactions .. those who just read the spec's seem to say "yeh thats cool but expensive and other phone do that stuff" and then there are those who have watched the keynote demo and understand whats so special about it and then there are the very few who have actually used it and just go WOW

  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Imagine that....

    "iPhone spurs mixed reactions " Well, DUH! Hardly a news item.

    spurs mixed reactions

    Just read the forums and there's always lots of mixed reactions to everything Apple says or does.

  1. tomodachi

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Has got to be the stupidest thing I've read so far on this issue. Apple will pay Cisco $1B over 5 years to use the iPhone name.

    OR, they'll just change the name of the phone and not pay them a single effin' penny.

    Hmmmmmmmmm, I wonder which path they'll take.

  1. alansky

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Ahead of its time

    I think the iPhone is a bloody masterpiece. It is also just a bit further ahead of its time than the iPod, which also got mixed reviews at first. Most people thought it was too expensive. Very few realized the huge impact the iPod would eventually have. The same can certainly be said of the iPhone. Steve's incredible success has earned him the right to go further, and so he will.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969



    these companies are not dumb and they are pumping out some of the best electronics in their markets. Have any of you seen the Samsung YP-K5? It is a beautiful little slab of black and you can slide open part of it for external speakers that have a lot of juice. They are selling a lot of them! No it's not an iPod killer but it's a pretty good option for a lot of folks.

    These companies don't want to be left in the dust like they were with iPod, so you can be sure they are studying iPhone very closely. While the current version of iPhone is only a competitor to Blackberry owners (and those of similar devices), we already know that there will be cheaper, smaller versions of iPhone in the near future, just like with iPod.

    What I can't wait for is for Microsoft, five years from now, to decide that maybe they should come out with their own handset. Maybe they will call it zPhone??? And one of the colors will be s*** brown. And it will be ugly with some useless gimmicky feature but they will charge as much as an iPhone.

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MS copiers at full speed

    Noticed that the default document names are "My Great Presentation", "My Great Newsletter" etc.? Like iMovie's default "My Great Movie" or iDVD's "My Great DVD"?

    These Redmond scoundrels copy just about everything, don't they...

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