Rival Manufacturers Chasing the iPhone

New York Times story on the Korean and Japanese electronics companies’ reactions to the iPhone:

Cellphones in these technology-saturated countries can already play digital songs and video games and receive satellite television. But now that analysts and industry executives are getting their first good look at the iPhone, many here are concerned that Asian manufacturers may have underestimated the Apple threat.

I.e. these companies compared their offerings to the iPhone based on a checklist — email, web, music, video; check, check, check, check — but they’re totally screwed on the actual experience.

Monday, 2 July 2007