The tech blogosphere and press are ON FIRE. We’re less than 24 hours away from Steve Jobs Macworld Keynote on 9 am San Francisco time Tuesday 9 January (that’s 7 pm Amman time).
The big rumor is, again, the expected launch of an Apple iPhone. I will not write much more about this. Just go to Google New and search for iPhone. The buzz is deafening!
Something worth mentioning: the device might not be even called “iPhone” as this name is owned by Cisco’s Linksys division (who actually launched a VoIP phone recently under that brand). The rumors say it might use the iChat brand.
Personally, I have held off from buying a new phone last year to see if Apple comes out with something interesting. I was delighted to read today that the device might be more than just an combination of a phone and and an iPod. Consider what the New York Times wrote today:
Industry executives and competitors believe that Apple has developed the first of a new generation of devices that are closer to personal computers in pocket form, meaning that they will easily handle music, entertainment, productivity tasks and communications on cellular and other wireless networks.
Whatever his business strategy, Mr. Jobs is certain to have an impact. Recently, he told two associates, who asked not to be identified to avoid damaging their relationship with him, that he was more excited about his current project than he was about the Macintosh.
It would sooo cool if Apple really came out with an ultra portable, mac-like communication and media device. See you at the Keynote (virtually speaking)..