James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Solid New IPhones Fail to Excite

Ever since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, Apple (AAPL) has introduced one new model a year. Now, for the first time, there are two: the new flagship iPhone 5s, and the lower-cost, colorful iPhone 5c, both of which arrive in stores Sept. 20. After a week of using them, my view is simple: If you like Apple products, you’ll like these; if you don’t, you won’t. With its ease of use, enormous wealth of high-quality apps and content and well-integrated online services, the iPhone still provides the best overall user experience of any smartphone. But while Apple has never introduced this many iPhones, it’s also never changed so little from the previous generation.