David Pogue: ‘It’s wayyyyyy too soon for app phones to have killed’ the Flip

Everyone’s saying Cisco shuttered the Flip cam because of smartphone cameras. The New York Times’ tech columnist calls that idea bunk.

The announcement shocked many people, including New York Times technology columnist David Pogue, who said his “jaw hit the floor” ‘when he heard the news.

The consensus among many tech bloggers and media outlets is that Cisco exited the Flip business because smartphones with video cameras had overwhelmed the market.

Pogue says that theory is nonsense. He writes:

“App phones like the iPhone represent only a few percent of cellphone sales. You know who buys app phones? Affluent, East Coast/West Coast, educated, New York Times-reading, Gizmodo-writing Americans.”

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