Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Aug 2013 21:16 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I wrote this almost exactly three years ago, to much debate:

Sure, Apple will most likely still make far more money per sold iPhone device than competitors will per Android phone, but the trend is clear: as much as I love my iPhone, it will be relegated to a ~10% market share figure within a few quarters.

It took a little longer than "a few quarters", but here we are. Android has revolutionised the smartphone market. I'm not particularly happy about that (both Android and Samsung are far too dominant, which is bad for the market and thus for consumers), but there it is.

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RE: open mobile platforms
by dsmogor on Thu 8th Aug 2013 16:23 UTC in reply to "open mobile platforms"
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The initiall FF OS devices price positions them against dumb phones. These are no longer separate price segments.
Their biggest shot is at stopping Android proliferation at low end while finishing sucking remaining live from dumb phone market ( Asha is currently a target).
FFOS could make sense as an "occasional" smartphone, something that Symbian was meant to do in pre - Elop Nokia s strategy.

Edited 2013-08-08 16:25 UTC

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