Guy Wire Wants a Really Smart Phone

“Maybe it’s too unrealistic for a radio guy to expect Apple with its iPod and iTunes juggernaut to pay any attention to the need for a radio in a super smart phone.”
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“Maybe it’s too unrealistic for a radio guy to expect Apple with its iPod and iTunes juggernaut to pay any attention to the need for a radio in a super smart phone.

“Yet others like Nokia and Samsung are doing it,” Guy Wire says. “Our industry needs to keep the heat turned up on the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association to make an integrated radio a basic feature in all smart phones, especially as the HD rollout matures.”

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