Motorola CEO Ed Zander has a point when he says “Screw the nano," said Zander. "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.”
But the point he makes is not that consumers have a problem it is that the telecom industry in general, especially the mobile market in the
We have different standards by carrier and US cell phone users who opt for the best network in the
For a country that invents so much telecom technology and is proud to have Bell Labs on its shores, we can’t communicate as well as every other civilized country.
No I am not saying Motorola is at fault ort Zander for that matter – he has done a great turn around job at the company’s helm. But I would like to point out that we are so far behind our European and Asian telecom counterparts that it is a wonder that we can even speak at all.
Sure we want devices that play more than just music but there seems to be limited choices in the
It is probably the fact that I will want access to so much music at once that will help the mobile carriers make money. They would love to charge me to download my library to my device a few songs at a time. I will likely pay for the privilege.
So who needs 1,000 songs? The same people that have purchased the millions of iPODS over the years. The same people that listen to satellite radio. The same people who stream audio content.
I am sure Mr. Zander is aware of this fact as the next version of the Rokr will likely have enough storage for more than 100 songs. If this isn’t in the company’s plans now – they are in serious trouble.