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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The Smartphone Market Exploded...
by jello on Thu 8th Aug 2013 17:09 UTC
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Companies that had a huge market share in the past like Blackberry and Apple sell way more phones compared to the time when they dominated the Smartphone market. (Blackberry customers even doubled in size...)

But because the market exploded they find themselves with a small market share number now that Android powered phones dominate.

At the end of the day the question is if the revenue they generate is enough to keep them alive.
I think so... especially Apple.

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