Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th May 2013 13:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android and iOS, the number one and number two ranked smartphone operating systems worldwide, combined for 92.3% of all smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2013 as Windows Phone crept past BlackBerry for 3rd place. According to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Android smartphone vendors and Apple shipped a total of 199.5 million units worldwide during 1Q13, up 59.1% from the 125.4 million units shipped during 1Q12." Windows Phone doubles from a few to twice few, iOS loser market share as its growth is slower than that of the overall market. BlackBerry continues slide into irrelevance.
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RE: Hummmm
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 17th May 2013 20:13 UTC in reply to "Hummmm"
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Most people you see on trains are using are using iPhones, easily the majority are iPhones. But they are only 17% apparently. What is it about the iPhone which makes the average people more prone to actually take out and use the apple smart phone so much much more than others!


Two words: "Conspicuous Consumption".

Conspicuous consumption is the spending of money on and the acquiring of luxury goods and services to publicly display economic power — either the buyer’s income or the buyer’s accumulated wealth. [...] Moreover, invidious consumption, a more specialized sociologic term, denotes the deliberate conspicuous consumption of goods and services intended to provoke the envy of other people, as a means of displaying the buyer’s superior socio-economic status.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspicuous_consumption

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