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(keitai-l) Re: Bill Gates doesn't believe in MS Smartphone future?

From: William Volk <bvolk_at_zipproof.com>
Date: 03/22/04
Message-ID: <000b01c40fa1$15042140$220110ac_at_bvolk>
The Three Laws of Microsoft

1. You can always see them coming.

2. They never get it right the 1st time (or the 2nd in most cases).

3. They don't give up.

Microsoft also must HATE it that Java is the #1 programming system on
handsets.  They were involved in BREW for example.

I will give them credit for having excellent development tools for
Smartphone.

On a related topic ... why can't the Virgin MTV Phone play (MP3) music?
Much less videos?

Bill

> -----Original Message-----
> From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net [mailto:keitai-l-
> bounce_at_appelsiini.net] On Behalf Of arno.filbig_at_fgmicrotec.com
> Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 7:07 AM
> To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> Subject: (keitai-l) Re: Bill Gates doesn't believe in MS Smartphone
> future?
> 
> sorry but most of you did not realize the reality...maybe Bill has
learned
> his lesson and stops making noice of a mobile Msoft product...
> 
> ...I do not know what Bill has in the pipe but
> Msoft is a software supplier for Computers and presently far away from
a
> mobile phone embedded thinking ...a special Stinger or pocket PC
version
> does not change the situation...
> 
> 
> additionally:
> =============
> -Sun Java is the same thinking, marketing, make you belive great
> technology supplier...
> -even Symbian is not what we want (a Nokia owned/driven technology)...
> 
> 
> As a conclusion there is no common OS technology for mobile phones
today
> what ever the marketing guys from Msoft, Sun, Openwave, Teleca,
> Aplix...try to tell you
> 
> the market is large enough and needs a lot of different technologies
and I
> hope this will stay the same a very long time...I call this the
democratic
> mobile phone technology process...
> 
> 
> The so called smart phone (OS phone) market is still very very young
with
> only some 10Mio phone sold in the last 12 months..lets see what we
have in
> 5 years .......maybe solutions from fresh young and dynamic SW
companies
> with no historiy links in older products...
> 
> 
> :-)
> Ciao Arno
> 
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> nick may <nick_at_kyushu.com> schrieb am Sun, 21 Mar 2004 22:10:08 +0900:
> > It has just occurred to me that a lot of what we think of as tech
talk
> > isn't really that at all. What I mean is that the tech is
(probably!)
> > going to happen eventually - ultra slim colour screens, vast onboard
> > storage, tv receivers and video-recorders, MP3 and video out, longer
> > battery life, etc etc, all on something the size of a keitai (which
> > seem to be getting larger, I note, in Japan at least.) It is just a
> > matter of time - not if, but when. It won't be a matter of "shall we
> > put a colour screen on this" but "why wouldn't we...?"
> >
> >   Sure, in the short term it will be driven by "user need" and "the
> > market" but in the long run that will be no more a factor than it is
a
> > factor that my eggtimer contains a calculator... (I don't NEED it, I
> > assume it was just so easy to add..)
> >
> > The real issue in the end is which companies will control it all and
> > what DRM will be on it. Phone operators? Gadget makers? Content
owners?
> > PDA companies - or OS monopolists...
> >
> > Nick
> >
> >
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Received on Mon Mar 22 02:03:53 2004