Some people just can't wait for Apple to release the iPhone. In fact, some people are so eager that they've created skins for Windows Mobile and PalmOS that look like the iPhone UI that Steve announced at Macworld Expo.
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This one pretty much speaks for itself:"Steve Jobs" (Fred Armisen) introduces the iPhone on the Weekend Update segment on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live.
CNET News.com' Marguerite Reardon reports that talks between Cisco and Apple about use of their iPhone trademark broke down at 8pm PT on Monday evening, the night before Steve Jobs was to take the stage for his keynote address.
If you're following the Cisco v. Apple drama you'll be interested in this. As reported in Ed Burnette's excellent Software, gadgets and games blog Cisco may have lost the iPhone trademark when it was apparently abandoned in late 2005/early 2006 because they weren't using it.
People with camera phones fall squarely into two camps: those that care about the camera (and actually use it) and those that don't. Count me in the camp that doesn't really care that much about the camera in my phone because I usually have a better (real) camera with me.
The latest round in the Apple v. Cisco slap fest is that Apple spokesman Steve Dowling was quoted as saying the Cisco lawsuit is "silly" noting that several companies are already using the term "iPhone" for VoIP handsets. Dowling went on to callCisco's iPhone trademark "tenuous at best," according to the Wall Street Journal.
After an impressive runup before, during and (shortly) after Macworld Expo, Apple Inc. stock (ticker: AAPL) has started to trend downward. The screen shot at right shows US$95.46, down US$1.54 today (at press time).
Mark Chandler, Cisco's SVP and General Counsel, has posted a blog entry on Apple's infringement of their iPhone trademark claiming that "this is not a suit against Apple’s innovation, their modern design, or their cool phone. It is not a suit about money or royalties. This is a suit about trademark infringement."
Cisco has taken Apple, Inc. to court over the use of their "iPhone" trademark.
I may be eating a lot of crow about my prediction that the iPhone was a red herring (it was announced after all) but that doesn't mean that I have to like it.