Ok, Fine. Apple Doesn't Think Very Much Of The ROKR, Either
from the nyah-nyah-nyah dept
While Motorola's Ed Zander may be trying to back away from his "screw the nano" statement, it was pretty clear from the beginning that Apple and Motorola weren't exactly the closest of partners. After all, Apple's just providing some software, not building an iPhone, themselves. While there are still some rumors that Apple may eventually launch an iPhone, it doesn't seem likely to happen any time soon. iPod division head Jon Rubenstein has been heard trashing the ROKR, by noting that such a converged device just doesn't make that much sense. He says it's important to have specialized devices -- but doesn't actually explain why. While it's true that many converged devices tend to not be very good at any of the things they "converged," that doesn't mean it's impossible to build a good converged device. Still, for partners on this project, it's amazing how quickly the two sides are sniping at each other of the various products they worked on.