Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 14:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless When Apple sued HTC, and targeted Android specifically (news which came out of the blue), many people, including myself, were convinced this was Apple letting the world know they were afraid of Android's rising popularity. This notion was laughed away by many an Apple fan, but it turns out that this is most likely far closer to reality than many dare to admit: in the first quarter of 2010, Android conquered the number two market share spot from the iPhone in the US - and by a wide margin too. Update: Added a graph which better shows the trend.
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RE: This is a U.S. phenomenon
by TemporalBeing on Mon 10th May 2010 19:55 UTC in reply to "This is a U.S. phenomenon"
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I have plenty of relatives and friends in the U.S. who would love an iPhone but balk at the idea of switching away from Verizon, because they realize that being able to make calls reliably trumps all else.

Verizon is in the same boat as AT&T realistically. The big difference is that the iPhone makes it more obvious on AT&T's network, and Verizon hasn't had anything nearly as popular yet. Android will likely change that.

The real problem, however, is that none of the carriers allocate enough bandwidth to support their customers, whether wireless via cell, or broadband. They just don't want to invest the money.

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