No doubt, this unnamed Australian telecom dude must feel pretty sheepish right about now. His boss, CEO Sol Trujillo, had entrusted him with the phone; Trujillo, in turn, had been given the device by Microsoft to test it before the launch. What a clusterfrak. There’s just a chain of disappointment there.
When the iPhone first debuted, it was displayed under heavy glass (with black-clad Apple snipers trained to fire on anybody who got too close to the displays). That’s some serious fortification. None of this executive hot potato business, no sir.