Motorola CEO Whines "Screw the Nano"
from the world's-tiniest-violin dept
Sound like somebody's upset that they got upstaged: "Screw the nano" is Motorola CEO Ed Zander's verdict on the latest iPod, announced at the same time as Motorola's rather disappointing iTunes phone. "What the hell does the nano do? Who listens to 1,000 songs? People are going to want devices that do more than just play music, something that can be seen in many other countries with more advanced mobile phone networks and savvy users," he said in an interview. While he may be right that in many countries people are eating up mobile phones that can play music, they're only interested when the phones in question don't suck. Make a device that excels neither as a phone nor as a music player, and nobody's going to care. Perhaps some of Zander's vitriol should be aimed at his company's engineers for coming up with such an underwhelming product, rather than at Apple for creating something people actually like.