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Ralph de la Vega
Ralph de la Vega
President and CEO, AT&T Mobility

When I first saw the iPhone, even though it wasn't in its final state, I was blown away by what Steve had been able to put into that device.

He'd found a way to squeeze the Mac OS X operating system into a handheld device. That's when the light bulb went off for me -- this device was going to change the industry forever. And it has. It's made the U.S. the epicenter of smartphone development.

-- Interview by Stephanie N. Mehta

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