Do you think the Apple iPhone is a total failure? eAccess thinks so
So would you agreed with the founder of eAccess Ltd, when he says the Apple iPhone is a total failure?
Sachi Izumi reports for Reuters:
“Sachio Semmoto, founder of Japanese broadband Internet and wireless company eAccess Ltd, said on Wednesday that WiMax, a new super high-speed wireless technology, will lose the battle to be the fourth-generation mobile standard of choice.”
“Semmoto, a telecoms industry veteran of 35 years, also chairman of eAccess, told the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit in Tokyo that a rival technology, known as Long Term Evolution (LTE), will win the race for 4G wireless networks because many large operators in developed countries are throwing their weight behind it.”
Izumi also reports: “Semmoto also said Apple Inc’s iPhone was a ‘total failure’ in the U.S. market, considering how few of the phones have sold compared with those from rivals, such as Nokia. He praised iPhone’s functions but blamed the choice of network. AT&T is the only carrier for the iPhone in the United States. If I have a chance to talk to Steve; I’d like to tell him face to face: You made a wrong choice.”
Well obviously Semmoto has got it wrong; the Apple iPhone can’t possibly be a total failure whether in the US or anywhere else for that matter. All Semmoto has to do is click on any mobile phone website or weblog and he’ll see just how much interest the Apple iPhone commands.
The Apple iPhone is due in Japan, and back in February eAccess signed a sales deal with HTC, which happens to be somewhat of an iPhone look-a-like, so maybe this remark from Semmoto is just a sales ploy to try, probably in vain, to deter potential customers from buying the Apple iPhone instead of from HTC.
Sounds like a touch of the green eyed monster coming out to me.
Full story can be found on Reuters
Source — macdailynews