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I notice jobs repeats his key themes over and over throughout the keynote…”We are reinventing the phone.”

We are now seeing the Bluetooth headset…

Now he is repeating the features he showed during the talk…

People are applauding the 200 patents apple has filed…

“Its like having you life in your pocket.”

And the price? My guess is $249…nope! $499 for a 4gig, the cost of a nano and a smartphone today…and its $599 for an 8gig version…and it won’t ship until June.
They will be exclusive with Cingular in the US…jobs says close collaboration with the network is needed for features like the visual voicemail.
Here comes the CEO of Cingular…Stan Sigman…who by the way has a real midwest accent. Oh yuck..Cingular is part of at&t…I forgot about that. And he’s using notecards for this talk – not extemporaneous like schmidt and yang…the crowd is deflating here a bit, waiting to get through it.

Really this is a missed opportunity for Cingular – shorter, more informal comments would work better here. People are cracking up here and there – they started trying to applaud early to end the talk…

But Steve Jobs is smooth as silk as he retakes the podium and compliments Cingular…

One interesting point: “this is not an mvno”. It’s a partnership…

Posted 11 years ago by John Piscitello

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