So today I joined "iPhone Nation" (btw I hate the phrase
Not that having an iPhone is anything special these days, but iPhone sits at the convergence of so many things; it is hard to deny the fact that iPhone is a catalyst (or at least one of the catalysts) for telecommunications.
As I make my journey from "smartphone" (nokia e61) to iPhone; I will provide insights on where I think this interesting little device will direct the near and long term aspects of telecom.
First, I will start with the fact that ATT has failed to learn from history.... What was the major failing of AOL's $19.95 "experiment"? So many people were trying to connect that no one could connect.... What is the first thing that the Apple Genius told me? "Don't try to connect to 3G... You'll never get on... Use the 2G until further "notice" ...."
Gee thanks.... One area where telecoms often fail is to properly imagine the demand for their products/services. Because when they hit, they hit big and the network(s) fail to meet the demand. Hopefully ATT will straighten out their issues .... or maybe I just need to stay within range of free wifi for the time being.... ;)
Note - this blog was posted using my iPhone.... I am still learning my new typing skills.... :D
Posted August 5, 2008 8:00 AM
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