Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 10:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In case you were still doubting whether or not Apple's lawsuits against Samsung were a case of 'if you can't compete, litigate', Samsung's financial results should seal the deal. The company shipped round and about 50 million smartphones, twice as many smartphones as Apple shipped. So, not only is Android doing better on smartphones than iOS, there's now also a single manufacturer outselling Apple. Oh, the next avenue for de-emphasizing this achievement has already reared its head: Samsung has a wider portfolio, and as such, the comparison isn't fair. Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them. Maybe, just maybe, having a wide portfolio of devices to meet the various different needs of the market is simply a very good strategy. It'll be interesting to see just how much Apple can take back with the next iPhone, especially since the full potential of the Galaxy SIII hasn't been realised yet and will be accounted for in Samsung's next quarter as well. Fun, such a fight between titans. Just too bad one of the two titans plays dirty by opting for the courtroom.
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RE[4]: Player OS stats?
by tomcat on Mon 30th Jul 2012 18:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Player OS stats?"
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You do not need any longer a smartphone to play music, download music from a music store or transfer your mp3's to. Today even the most cheap dumphones like Nokia Asha have all that integrated and, that are strong points, are very cheap, available everywhere and have all the gimmics like bluetooth integrated to easily transfer music between devices without computer.

Monthly bills are rather uncommon in most parts of our world. So are stupid requirements like itunes or Zune to transfer music.

That's true. The cost of smartphones has gotten to the point where I'm seriously thinking about getting an unlocked phone next time, and shopping for the lowest possible plan on a month to month basis.

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