On Mobile Opportunity:

It’s clear that recent comments from Nokia suggest that they see [the iPhone] as a validation of the direction they’ve been espousing for quite some time.

“Well, maybe. But if I was at a smartphone company and I was competing with the iPhone, the line I’d use in public is, “We welcome the new entrant and we think they just validate our approach.”

That sounds diplomatic, and reminds people that you’ve been around for a long time. But what you really mean when you say that is,

“We are intensely pissed off that these latecoming jerks are getting more attention than us, but we realize that if we criticize them it’ll just look like sour grapes.”

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