I like Ballmer's comment:
> But if you actually take a look at the 1.3 billion phones that get sold, I'd
> prefer to have our software in 60, 70 or 80 per cent of them, than I would to
> have two or three per cent, which is what Apple might get."
Yes, Steve, I'm certain that you would.
Is it just me, or does that sound more like the ambitions of a saboteur?
As for Harris Upham:
> A large part of the iPod's success came from the iTunes music store- a
> revolution in music retail.
This is what we call 'wrong'. A very large majority of people with iPods don't even have accounts on the iTMS, and an even larger majority have bought a total of less than ten tunes. It is a good talking point but it in no way explains anything about the success of the iPod.
It's a shame, because I agree that the iPod's smash success does not necessarily mean that the iPhone will do the same, at least to the same degree. But I think your reasons are claptrap.