Microsoft Trashes iPhone In Australia, Says iPhone Isn't Ready For Business Users - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile
Commentary
4/20/2007
09:49 AM
Stephen Wellman
Stephen Wellman
Commentary
50%
50%

Microsoft Trashes iPhone In Australia, Says iPhone Isn't Ready For Business Users

Chris Sorenson, Microsoft's Asia-Pacific head of smartphone strategy, this week dissed the iPhone during remarks to journalists in Australia. And you thought only bloggers were going after the iPhone.

Chris Sorenson, Microsoft's Asia-Pacific head of smartphone strategy, this week dissed the iPhone during remarks to journalists in Australia. And you thought only bloggers were going after the iPhone.Sorenson paid the iPhone an underhanded compliment as a music player while questioning how fit it will be for mobile professionals:

"It's a great music phone, and I'm sure it will be fantastic and have an interesting user interface," Chris Sorenson, Microsoft's Asia-Pacific head of smart-phone strategy, told press during a recent visit to Australia.

"However, it's a closed device that you cannot install applications on, and there's no support for Office documents. If you're an enterprise and want to roll out a line of business applications, it's just not an option. Even using it as a heavy messaging device will be a challenge," the executive added.

These criticisms echo earlier comments from Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer.

What do you think? Will the iPhone take off with mobile professionals? Or is the iPhone just not ready for the demands of business mobility?

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
News
Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/13/2020
Commentary
Where Cloud Spending Might Grow in 2021 and Post-Pandemic
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  11/19/2020
Slideshows
The Ever-Expanding List of C-Level Technology Positions
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  11/10/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Video
Current Issue
Why Chatbots Are So Popular Right Now
In this IT Trend Report, you will learn more about why chatbots are gaining traction within businesses, particularly while a pandemic is impacting the world.
Slideshows
Flash Poll