The shift will be like the one caused by the skinny Razr from Motorola, the once wildly popular phone that became perhaps the first that people regularly asked for by name, said Chetan Sharma, a wireless industry consultant.
“Razr重新定义了期望，”Mr夏尔马说“The iPhone will have a similar and larger impact.”
The fundamental difference, of course, is that the appeal of the Razr was almost entirely in its hardwareI know a bunch of people who own Razrs and I don’t know one who doesn’t despise the software.
“AT&T set the initial price [for the iPhone] very high, so it’ll likely do better once they lower the price, and align it with the value they offer,” said Mike Lanman, the chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.
They’ll sell even more of them when the price goes down? You don’t say有人采取了Econ 101并不像他想的那样可爱AT＆T设置iPhone的价格？
先生Lanman said Verizon already had at least 18 music-capable phonesIn the next few weeks, he said, it plans to introduce a new model of its Chocolate phones that allows not just downloading of songs over the air but also transferring music from computers.
是的，这是正确的，Verizon需要的是什么更多手机Why stop at 18? I’d like to choose from at least 40 different similarly-featured phones.
先生Lanman said he was not worried that AT&T would steal customers because Verizon’s network infrastructure is superior and offers better connection coverage and stability“For Apple, I think the big risk is the AT&T network.”
Edward Snyder, an equity analyst with Charter Equity Research, said that many people would be turned off by the price; older customers who can afford it, he said, will not care about all the fancy features of the iPhone, while younger ones who are excited about the device will not like the cost.
总之，先生Snyder said, the iPhone will appeal to maybe 3 percent to 5 percent of wireless phone usersAnd he said he was skeptical that it would work as well as advertised.
Because if it actually worked as well as advertised, shit, even Edward Snyder would buy one.
“Implementing a cellphone is absolutely more difficult than anything Apple’s done to date,” he said, noting that, in particular, the phones might have trouble delivering consistently good voice communications and that the devices could suffer overall reliability problems“Go out and buy an iPod and hold it at waist level and drop it这就是iPod的终结。“
They just made this “Edward Snyder” guy up, didn’t they? If he actually exists, someone please let him know that Apple started selling flash-memory-based iPods a few years ago.