Inside System Storage -- by Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Specialist for the IBM System Storage product line at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson Arizona, and featured contributor to IBM's developerWorks. In 2011, Tony celebrated his 25th year anniversary with IBM Storage on the same day as the IBM's Centennial. He is author of the Inside System Storage series of books. This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. You can also follow him on Twitter @az990tony.
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Cisco speaks out about dispute over iPhone trademark.

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Hey Tony!<div>&nbsp;</div> Thanks for linking to me.<div>&nbsp;</div> As someone who doesn't have to worry about carrying both a phone and a camera, I find having a camera phone is ideal.<div>&nbsp;</div> One website that illustrates why is http://hollabacknyc.blogspot.com/<div>&nbsp;</div> I mean I'm in Seoul and they're pretty well behaved here, but it's nice to be able to whip out your phone and snap a picture of the jerk who is giving you a hard time. Somehow once they realize they're on camera and not anonymous the behavior ceases.<div>&nbsp;</div> I do hope that Apple sorts out the trademark issue. It's pretty clear that Cisco has first crack on "iPhone", but I can see Apple's argument already. Who'd mix the two products up? Plus, who is better known for electronic products named in this way? The iPod and the iMac are well known Apple products and iPhone just follows that tradition.<div>&nbsp;</div> As for convergence, I think it's a great idea. It's the reason I haven't bought an iPod actually. I have a Palm PDA that has a portable fold out keyboard, word processor, USB connection, doubles as a disk drive, an MP3 player, internet access (I don't use it though) and other features. I don't need another music player when I have one already. Of course, the issue is my Palm doesn't hold as many songs, but that's solved by carrying memory cards which slip right into my PDA carrying case.<div>&nbsp;</div> We'll see if the iPhone takes off. I think it will. I've always been one to root for Apple Inc.'s success.

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I think sooner or later, some company will try to compete with iPhone. Handphone technology it growing very fast. There's a possibility that Nokia or SonyEricson will came out with a model like iPhone.

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