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Mossberg: Apple building cell phone, media hub

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, May 11, 2006
News Categories: Apple

In an article looking at the different approaches taken by Apple and Microsoft in building products, Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal claims that Apple is working on a cell phone and a home-media hub. “In the post-PC era we’re in today, where the focus is on things like music players, game consoles and cellphones, the end-to-end model is the early winner,” Mossberg says. “Tightly linking hardware, software and Web services propelled Apple to a huge success with its iPod. Microsoft, meanwhile, has struggled to make its component model work on these devices and, in a telling sign, is using the Apple end-to-end model itself in its Xbox game-console business. Now, Apple is working on other projects built on the same end-to-end model as the iPod: a media-playing cellphone and a home-media hub.”

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1

I bet that most of these kind of people don’t really have any info. They are just speculating just like me and everyone else, and when they make it seem as though it’s fact once it comes true people think they really had it.
I guess it’s one way to get popular

Posted by Jonathan Keim on May 11, 2006 at 7:35 AM (PDT)

2

Now, in all truth, it would seem that Mr. Mossberg might be implying that Apple’s cell phone and home-media hub might very well be the Motorola Razr line of products and the Mac Mini with Front Row.

While I think it’s likely that Apple will be developing their own items in the future.  Apple is staunchly independent and likes to control the whole widget, but these items won’t be seen (leaked maybe, but not seen) until Apple is ready to unveil them.

Posted by J Curtis on May 11, 2006 at 7:41 AM (PDT)

3

That’s just an awesome article. Seriously, Mossberg may not be on the Apple payroll, but his columns have to be work tens (if not 100s) of millions of dollars to Apple.

Posted by bipto in Minneapolis, MN on May 11, 2006 at 9:22 AM (PDT)

4

Walt Mossberg is clearly in Apples backpocket. He is even mentioned in new Apple commercial spots.

Posted by ringo on May 11, 2006 at 10:26 PM (PDT)

5

Mossberg is a joke.  He makes the simplest points, but takes an entire column to make them. 

His ideas may seem original if you only catch one per year, but if you’re a regular reader of WSJ you begin to get frustrated when you realize he’s always saying the same thing over and over.

Get an original thought already, Mossberg.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on May 12, 2006 at 12:15 PM (PDT)

6

Ah, Mossberg…the quintessential Apple fanboy.

Mossberg, speaking to the world (or at least that part stupid enough to listen), “Objectivity is NOT an option.”

Posted by flatline response on May 13, 2006 at 9:27 AM (PDT)

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