Tuesday, April 04, 2006

We'll return after these messages...

If you live in Canada and have access to Report on Business Television, I'm scheduled to be interviewed this afternoon at 4:40 Eastern. I'll be discussing Microsoft's deal to sell half a million Windows Mobile 5.0-powered handsets to the U.S. Census Bureau.

This deal is widely viewed as Microsoft's strongest move yet to break the hold of Research In Motion on the mobile market. I've spoken with ROBTv before about the BlackBerry, mostly regarding the now-settled NTP patent lawsuit. Now the focus shifts to the market, and it seems a major battle is brewing.

I'll post a link to the interview later tonight. Hope you can watch!

Update 1:02 p.m.: Ah, I love having egg on my face. The interview is a no-go. The studio where it would usually be done from is unavailable. So, no TV today. I suppose I could simply pull this entry down and pretend like it never happened. But I'd rather leave it up as an example of how things often work out in this biz. There's never a dull moment.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'll find out if I have that channel. :) If I do.. I'll for sure watch :)

Radioactive Jam said...

Egg? Nah. If anyone is going to wear a poultry beauty mask it should be the person(s) responsible for arranging studio availability.

Mellie Helen said...

That's show biz, Carmi: hurry up and wait.

atpanda said...

Bummer! That totally stinks.

Blond Girl said...

Well, hey, at least you got your face shaved, a nice outfit on and all that for awhile, right? too bad; I would have enjoyed hearing all about your experience.

another time, prolly.