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: iPhone can't be a winner
by Neolander on Wed 12th May 2010 16:21 UTC in reply to "iPhone can't be a winner"
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Nokia however is proof that a single company can dominate long in the mobile phone market, so Apple will remain strong, but they lost a chance to create a monopoly in mobile markets. Maybe they need more models. If they continue restrict themselves to a single device (I don't count iphone variants as separate models), Android will just have 20 of them on the same shelf and sell better. OTOH, Apple has a significant loyal user base, so it will continune selling well.

Well... In my opinion, nokia succeeded for such a long time because they know how to provide people with a large variety of cheap and robust phones with an OS which doesn't absolutely suck.

Cheap samsung phones proved to mean "fragile" for me and my friends, while cheap LG phones often had an horrible buggy and/or unintuitive OS. Only SE and Nokia knew how to make good cheap phones for quite a long time, AFAIK. And since, until recently, cheap phones totally ruled the mobile market...

Edited 2010-05-12 16:25 UTC

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