Regarding My Previous Commentary on the Use of the ‘iPhone’ Brand Name

Me, last month, in the wake of the Linksys “iPhone” announcement:

Did people really think that Apple, if — and it’s still an “if” — they produce a cell phone, was going to call it “iPhone”? The fact that iphone.com clearly belongs to someone else was a strong hint that they weren’t.

At least I wasn’t alone.

And, amazingly to me, iphone.com still points to a junky page from “The Internet Phone Company”. And I still haven’t heard any definitive answer regarding how Apple plans to use this name if Linksys claims the trademark and is using it for their own product.

Wednesday, 10 January 2007

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