Five years ago, everyone knew that the iPhone would never succeed. Smart people used BlackBerries and dreamed of a Zune Phone back then.
“So, I kinda look at that and I say, well, I like our strategy. I like it a lot.” — Steve Balmer, 2007
(By the way, that quote still kinda works for the latest Microsoft announcements.)
Here are some quotes from industry bigwigs after the iPhone announcement: