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Before Apple Introduced the iPhone

Nice piece by Kontra at Counternotions, putting the current Apple/iPhone criticism in context:

So for a more reasoned perspective, let us take a breath and remember what the world was like before Apple introduced the iPhone:

  1. Carriers ruled the industry with an iron fist
  2. To access carriers’ networks handset makers capitulated everything
  3. Carriers dictated phone designs, features, apps, prices, marketing, advertising and branding
  4. Phones were reduced to cheap, disposable lures for carriers’ service contracts

Tuesday, 8 September 2009