Responding to questions from New York Times correspondent John Markoff at a Churchill Club breakfast gathering Thursday morning, Colligan laughed off the idea that any company — including the wildly popular Apple Computer — could easily win customers in the finicky smart-phone sector.
“We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone,” he said“PC guys are not going to just figure this out他们不会走。”
Is it the way he describes Apple as “PC guys”? As in like,这些人把电脑,他们不理解用户界面和体验设计的细微差别,特别是关于,,呃,手持消费电子产品不,在苹果没有手持消费电子产品的专业知识顺便说一下,我来带你去看看我的Treo可以播放mp3的!
还是事实,手掌上使用微软的Windows Mobile操作系统它的一些Treo手机? Apple, they’re just “PC guys”, but Microsoft, they’re connoisseurs of elegant UI design, apparently.
不,不What I like best is where Colligan says Palm has “struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone.” Isn’t it possible that,如果Apple is indeed entering the mobile phone market, that Apple has also struggled with the problem for a few years? It’s just that Apple hasn’t been selling their less-than-decent designs along the way, like Palm has(当然这也是苹果手机将渴望的东西比“体面的”。)
What if Steve Jobs’ company did bring an iPod phone to market? Well, it would probably use Wi-Fi technology and could be distributed through the Apple stores and not the carriers like Verizon or Cingular, Colligan theorized.
也许Colligan与他的话是想说他不相信苹果会进入手机市场这当然是可能的,因为我还不清楚他们是如何能做到不放弃任何控制主要的移动运营商The whole point of an Apple phone would be to make something that doesn’t suck and is actually cool; the carriers impose utterly sucky restrictions on every phone they sell(The idea that Apple could do it using Wi-Fi is a joke — who’d want a cell phone that only works when you’re within a Wi-Fi hotspot? Good luck making a call from your car.)
But that doesn’t seem to be what he’s saying; no, it seems like he was willing to go on the record predicting that,如果苹果公司生产的手机,他们将很难销售。