Motorola CEO says "screw" the iPodNano


asif786

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wow ed, way to make yourself sound stupid..

'who wants 1000 songs in their pocket'? well..obviously 22m iPod users do..
 

slu

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Meh.

I want more than 1,000 songs in my pocket...that is why I use a 20 GB iPod and I won't be buying a nano.

My question to him would be, "Who wants an ugly-ass phone that can only hold 100 songs and has a crappy UI?"
 

xtbfx

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Well I think Apple should say "Screw Moto" for making such a crappy looking phone (among other things.... *cough* G4 *cough*).
 

Some_Big_Spoon

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And is so large that it needs it's own congressman.



slu said:
Meh.

I want more than 1,000 songs in my pocket...that is why I use a 20 GB iPod and I won't be buying a nano.

My question to him would be, "Who wants an ugly-ass phone that can only hold 100 songs and has a crappy UI?"
 

ibook30

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What a freakin' idiot!

He's isolating himself and his company from a huge market of ipod fans (well at least those that read the commments... ). And this is after they help create an itunes phone ??? How silly !!!!

He comes off as petty and jealous.
 

Ja Di ksw

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Jobs insulted Moto (with tact) by saying it was a learning experience and everything else we read. This is his way of firing back at Apple. Not as gracefully, and not with as much weight. He's upset and venting.
 

dornoforpyros

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lol "hmm I some how managed to convince apple to integrate iTunes into my horrible phone, and yet they still outdid us by releasing the iPod nano the same day....crud"

Let's face it, the iTunes phone is a tank and the nano stole all it's thunder.
 

DeSnousa

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I Don't know but I do believe the CEO of Motorola did not know about the iPod nano untill it got realised at the expo, which he thought was going to be a selling point for the companies phone. What a surprise, I guess guess he knew though as their was a slogan for the event of '1,000 Songs in your pocket changed everything. Here we go again".
 

joecool85

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xtbfx said:
Well I think Apple should say "Screw Moto" for making such a crappy looking phone (among other things.... *cough* G4 *cough*).
Hey, I like the G4s...it stinks that we are still stuck with them because they aren't up to snuff now, but when I got my 867mhz G4 PB over 2 years ago it was great, and still is. Although I have to agree with you iGary, can't wait for the Intel switch. Ed seems to be a little less professional than I'd like to see.
 

macFanDave

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Zander really ought to be thanking Steve Jobs!

Remember, we were waiting and waiting and waiting for that phone! It wouldn't have taken so long unless it was going to be stunning, right?

And all Moto could come up with is an adaptation of an existing phone with one stinking button!

Imagine if Jobs didn't introduce the nano on the same day -- the ROKR (which I pronounce like The Today Show's weatherman, Al Roker) would have had the total focus of the tech world for several days. Motorola would have been scorned, humiliated, insulted, cursed and ridiculed by dozens of tech sites and publications. It would have been The Emperor With No Clothes story of the decade (waiting for some sweet relief when that turd Longhorn/Vista takes the slings and arrows).

Instead the tech reporters glommed onto the iPod nano story and spared Motorola the full fury of their disappointment for an F- effort. An F for the crappy effort and the minus for being so late; they should have been able to put a POS like the ROKR out about a year ago!
 

Project

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Can we all agree that the ROKR has been an outrageous flop? I cant even believe Apple let themselves be associated with such a substandard product.
 

840quadra

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As I said on an other thread.

I am happy I bought a nano to go with my iPod, and I am sad that I have 2 motorola phones, thinking I supported such a CEO.

Hey Motorola, THOUSANDS of us want a THOUSAND songs in our pocket, and use a carrier BESIDES CINGULAR.

Cingular can't get anything correct in their billing department for ANYONE in my family, and with an accounting system like that, I don't want to give them more money for "gimmick" phone products.
 

MacFan782040

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I haven't played with the ROKR yet... but what's so bad about it? Yeah, it would be cool if it was a flip phone, but people still use candy-bar ones. I have a Moto e815 and I love it, it has an mp3 player on it, but it's hard to get to the songs basically. If this is just a traditonal Moto phone, but with iTunes as an additional feature, (plus the ability to transfer songs via. USB directly from iTunes, I have to buy them from Verizon or email them to myself via a little hack...)

I just don't see why everyone says it was a huge flop. Did they spend a lot on R+D? They will probably sell just as many iTunes phones as Airport Expresses or iSights or something. I don't know. :confused:
 

Project

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To me its a flop because of these reasons:

1) based on a phone that has been out for a while
2) technically, it offers nothing that hasnt been available for YEARS in mobile phones.

so the first two points go completely against what Apple is all about...

3) Apples name has been plastered all over it in terms of association. Its known as the iTunes phone more often than not, and not the ROKR...
4) Said phone is having tons of bad press, re its user interface, ugliness, 100 song limit, potential $1.99 track downloads etc. I cant recall one good word being said about it. Thats fine if it was just a Moto phone, but as I said before - Apples name and brand are all over this product in the press. It cant help.
5) The Nano completely blew it out of the water. Stole all of its thunder, and impact, as well as making it out to be even more useless than it already is.

100 songs? I mean, wow.
 

iMeowbot

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I hope he then called up Jobs and said "I can't wait until we don't need you anymore." :D
 

tech4all

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Wow, I might expect this from Microsoft (Steve Ballmer) or 15 year old, but CEO of Motorola....:rolleyes:

Way to make your company sound professional :rolleyes:
 

shamino

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DeSnousa said:
I Don't know but I do believe the CEO of Motorola did not know about the iPod nano untill it got realised at the expo, which he thought was going to be a selling point for the companies phone. What a surprise, I guess guess he knew though as their was a slogan for the event of '1,000 Songs in your pocket changed everything. Here we go again".
If he thought Jobs was going to organize a huge media event at Apple's expense, in order to showcase somebody else's product, then he's a bigger fool than he seems.
 

shamino

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Screw the nano. 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 could've been more convincing if he said that back in 2001 when the iPod was first introduced.

Today, with most iPods holding at least 1000 songs, and the product overwhelming the marketplace, he just sounds like he's had his head in the sand (or elsewhere, but let's not go there) for the past four years.