Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mobile Titans Espouse Openness at MWC...Not An Onion Post

CNET's coverage of a Walt Mossberg hosted panel at MWC today featuring Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvu and AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega revealed a collective obsessive paranoia about the success of the iPhone/iTunes App Store as a mobile content delivery system. This paranoia is obviously making these guys delusional as they apparently spent much of the panel condemning Apple's closed ecosystem and advocating the virtues of openness and interoperability in the interest of spurring successful innovation in the mobile market...clearly forgetting everything their companies believed prior to the start of the panel.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! AT&T = Fail in the mobile content business. They will soon be as irrelevant as Betamax when it comes to mobile content, however, if they can run a better network and enable companies to serve consumers, they can still win among carriers.