Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire. He is one of Australia’s longest serving and most experienced IT journalists. He is author of the only definitive history of the Australian IT industry, ‘A Vision Splendid: The History of Australian Computing.’
He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time weekly IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.
HP will need to develop its own smartphone to stay competitive, says CEO Meg Whitman. In a wide-ranging interview with Fox Business News, she said that the smartphone is a major computing device, especially in developing countries.
Apple’s iPhone 5 will be available in Australia at the same time as the US. Major carriers have already announced its availability. Apple wasted no time in announcing the iPhone 5’s availability in Australia, As the Apple corporate website was taken down during the press conference so that the iPhone 5 could be included, Apple’s Australian website just needed a comparatively simple update. And Apple Australia’s iPhone 5 press release hit journalist’s email inboxes shortly after 5am on Thursday, just as the announcement was being made in the USA.
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