Good piece by Saul Hansell in the NYT on Motorola’s effort to build itself around Android smartphones, and the leadership of co-CEO Sanjay Jha. But just to note how different a position they’re in from Apple, note this bit on early prototypes of the Droid:
Verizon worried that the angular design of what was to be the
Droid appealed much more to men than women. Motorola quickly
rounded some of the phone’s edges and added a rubberized backing
to create a softer feeling.
Can you imagine Apple taking industrial design feedback from a carrier?
★ Thursday, 29 October 2009