Apple's iPhone envy and talks with Cisco

Apple's iPhone envy and talks with Cisco

Summary: David has a post with supposed details about Apple's attempts to pry the iPhone name from Cisco's, which has been busy rolling out its own iPhone products.

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David has a post with supposed details about Apple's attempts to pry the iPhone name from Cisco's, which has been busy rolling out its own iPhone products. He cites a trusted source on the timeline below:

  • Apple has known about the iPhone trademark for years and approached Cisco starting in December 2001
  • Cisco declined because of existing and planned product lines
  • Apple has approached Cisco 3 times over the past year for rights to the iPhone trademark 
  • Cisco again declined because of existing and planned product lines
  • More recently (last few weeks) high level negotiations for a "shared approach" 
  • It seems that in this case both an Apple cell phone and a Cisco VOIP phone would co-exist with the iPhone branding 
  • I think these discussions are still active and ongoing 
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  • So now we're blogging other bloggers?

    Sheesh, at least try to add something new to the story, or offer a commentary.

    Next blog entry: The ZDNet homepage is currently showing an ad from IBM.
    tic swayback
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