The Canadian Press reported today what Apple’s rivals in the mobile phone industry think of the iPhone. May Wong summed it up well in her article on what Apple’s competitors are saying:
Apple’s competitors predict that even as the gadget will likely boost the company’s fortunes, it will have limited market share and fall short of the successes Apple has seen with its iPod portable music player. They contend some of the phone’s much-touted features – such as its touch screen, movement sensors and music player – are not innovative or new.
Samsung vice president Peter Skarzynski said of Apple’s iPhone, “They’re just jumping into the party where everyone else is.” Oh, that party where Apple is the popular hipster and everyone else is standing quietly over by the wall?
And Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said Nokia isn’t going to change its business approach because of the iPhone.
iPhone competitors say the iPhone is nice but “nothing revolutionary.” You wouldn’t expect them to admit if they thought Apple was going to blow them out of the business, though.