And speaking of all things iPhone and Typepad, Six Apart has released a very spiffy web-based iPhone client. Now if only someone would enable Bluetooth keyboard support on the iPhone, I could really do some serious work with it…
Dan Frommer thinks not:
“So is 1 million a good number or not? It’s not — not even by Apple’s own low-ball public sales goals. Jobs has announced plans to sell 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008 — a year and a half after launch. But a million iPhones in 74 days works out to a little less than 5 million iPhones per year — if you’re selling them at a consistent rate. Apple sold 270,000 machines in the first two frenzied days it was on sale, which means it took 72 more days to sell another 700,000 phones. That’s a 3.6 million annual run rate, which would give Jobs a total of 5.8 million by the end of 2008…”
Of course, as Frommer points out, the iPhone is only available in the US at present, and a good European launch might well see it through. But it will be interesting to see just how well the iPhone sells, and if that 10 million phone target can really be met.
Apple, iPhone, Mobile phones
Testing posting from the Typepad nokia client
So the iPod touch can’t be used to add appointments. Well, I’m afraid that makes it basically useless for me – so I guess I’ll be waiting for an iPhone then.
The big news of the day in the world of technology is the alliance between CapGemini and Google. This means that CapGemini, a major company in the world of outsourcing, will offer Google Apps as part of its portfolio, basically offering Google a big fillip in the business world.
Microsoft is clearly taking this one seriously – as Mary Jo Foley points out, the company actually issued a statement about the move, which it very rarely does about a competitor’s actions.