Tuesday, June 12, 2007

TV interview available here

The Business News Network television interview that I touched on in yesterday's entry is now available online. The show was called The Business News with Howard Green. Click here to load the entire hour-long broadcast stream. Use the slider at the find the interview within the show. It's starts at about 36:13 in and runs to 45:07.

Cool note: it was a round-table that included industry analyst Rob Enderle. This was my first time speaking directly opposite this well-known analyst.

Your turn: Apple's massively hyped iPhone ships in the U.S. on June 29. What's your take on it?


Carli N. Wendell said...

It looks cool, but iPods scratch and break so easily--and people are constantly dropping their cell phones. This is so technologically complicated. . . I can't imagine spending so much money on something that seems to have so much potential to break down.

Nestor Family said...

Good "green chair" post... I LOVE that you stopped and took the picture. I feel as if I learned a life lesson from your example. Thanks.

Lifelong Learner said...

I am a gadget person, and especially an Apple gadget person, but I can't justify spending so much for a phone. I'm sure it does a lot and combines a lot of features from other products, but Apple is known for being glitchy, and I don't want to spend that much money on a first generation product. I'll let them work out the glitches and refine it a bit, and let the software people get some good stuff to go with it.

I was interested in what you had to say about Leopard and Safari as well. How will Safari be different? Right now I am a Firefox person, because everytime I use Safari on BOTH of my macs, I get the spinning beachball of death. Will it be more compatible with websites? What are the new features in Leopard? Or at least your take on them? Do tell! :)

You did great. I would have been a nervous wreck!

JAM said...

Iphone? Too expensive for me. I could buy a macro lens for that money, and would use it way more than an iphone.

Anna said...

I love anything Apple....I am sure they planned it that way...what great marketing!

But JAM had a REALLY good point about the macro lens! :)

We will see....

Tabor said...

Unfortunately, Carmi, I am one of the babyboomers. We need larger screens and larger keys and larger everything! Small is good but not necessarily easy to use.

Moon said...

I have to agree with most as to the price of this gadget being too high, but I also really appreciated what u and the other gentleman said about it being a first generation product...lots of kinks to work out etc..As impressive as this iphone may look many ppl could very well want to go get it to be first to have this cool thing, It's the experts like u guys who can give us the *real* idea of a product and its pros and cons...as someone else here said, I would also be concerned on its fragility..as we all drop our phones, in my case, constantly search at the bottom of my purse for it, I would be terrified to get one of those for that price anyway...Looking forward to the future series in that gadget though. Btw, u did great on there Carmi...congrats again on new job...hope u are loving the transition.

Michael K. Althouse said...

I am a Cingular/new at&t customer and have been for a long time. In fact, I was a Pac Bell Wireless dealer when SBC merged its various wireless company's with Bell South's to form Cingular... I saw what was coming, it was patently obvious to me.

I activated my own account in 1999 and have been a dissatisfied customer ever since. Although JD Power didn't survey me, I would have agreed with the majority who ranked Cingular last in customer service. The bigger they got, the worse they got. I used to have five different lines activated - today I am down to one. I even paid the early termination fee of $175 to cancel one line.

I am confused as to why Apple with their commitment to excellent customer service would team up with such a low-life. Until I can get an unlocked version and sign up with T-Mobile or some other GSM carrier - I will be iPhone-less.

Michele sent me,