Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:41 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Time. Coming. Long. Put these in the appropriate order, and you'll get my reaction to this news. Nokia has announced that it is planning a major overhaul of the user interface to the Symbian operating system, still the most popular smartphone platform in the world.
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RE[3]: Microsoft or Nokia
by Kroc on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 09:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Microsoft or Nokia"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

And you’re saying that none of those factors Apple can fix in later revisions? What happened when Apple introduced the iPod Shuffle, and the iPod Mini? The iPod was already very successful, but expensive. The iPod mini was Apple’s _best_ selling iPod. They doubled their market with the introduction of that model. They’ve already started doing this with the introduction of the 3G/$99, 3GS/$199 split. What happens if Apple then introduce a new model, and the traditional 3G is subsidised to $0; then what?

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RE[4]: Microsoft or Nokia
by spiderman on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 09:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Microsoft or Nokia"
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2008-10-23

And what happen when Fischer Price decide to build the best phone ever, give it away for free with a free contract with unlimited data and call and TV and hire naked women to sell it in the street? When they do that, they will have instant monopoly.

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RE[5]: Microsoft or Nokia
by spiderman on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 10:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Microsoft or Nokia"
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2008-10-23

Sorry for the sarcasm. I meant to say that it won't happen. Apple didn't ever expect to become a major player in the phone market. They aim at the high margin expensive phones. They won't cut their margin and they won't "fix" their phone to appeal to the low margin mass market. They never hinted that they intend to change their aim anytime soon. Moreover, they stopped producing iPhone 3G when they released the 3GS. They are selling their stock and that's all. They don't intend to be their own cheap concurrent.

Edited 2009-12-03 10:28 UTC

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