When it comes to creating multitasking devices that are functional and intriguing both, it’s hard to top Apple’s creations. The company’s iPhone is doing more than holding its own in the cellular phone market and it looks like it might get a bigger boost from gaming giant Atari in the near future.
Although the company has already put out a few games for the phone – Missile Command, Super Breakout and most recently Centipede – president Phil Harrison has pledged even more support for the phone, according to Digital Spy. Harrison has called the Apple phone a “game changer.”
He is particularly impressed with Apple’s App Store, which he says will “change the way that certain kinds of devices consume content forever.”
Although iPhone’s sales are down for the quarter, the phone is rising over last year’s figures. PCMag says the sales increase over 2007 is a whopping four times, thanks in part to the increased availability.
In a time when making sure purchases are sound matters, the iPhone’s bells and whistles seem to be giving it a more-bang-for-the-buck appeal. I wasn’t impressed with this particular phone at first glance, but as its features grow, it’s really looking like it offers something savvy consumers crave in this downturned market. That something is nothing more than good, old fashion value.