Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 22:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless During the iPad presentation, I was rather perplexed by Apple's claim to be the largest mobile device company in the world. Apparently, I wasn't the only one scratching his head, as Nokia itself, and even the Financial Times, is calling Apple out on its juggling with figures and definitions.
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by Stratoukos on Fri 29th Jan 2010 23:24 UTC
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I chuckled when I saw the redefinition of "Mobile Devices". It's like saying that OS X is the most used OS with a roman numeral on its name. Or that Opera is the browser with the largest market share based on Oslo. Both are true, but they kinda miss the point.

To be fair though, Jobs said in a clear way that his definition included laptops. To quote:

Now what's really interesting about this is that iPods are mobile devices, iPhones are all mobile devices and most of the Macs we ship now are laptops, they are mobile devices too. Apple is a mobile devices company. That's what we do. And we asked ourselves, with $15.6 billions of revenue last quarter, how does Apple stack up against all the other companies that sell mobile devices.

Edited 2010-01-29 23:26 UTC

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