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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Laptops...
by bert64 on Sat 30th Jan 2010 01:18 UTC
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2007-04-23

Let's not forget that Nokia just started producing laptops too... Apple may have been at it a lot longer, but Nokia have been producing phones a lot longer than Apple..

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RE: Laptops...
by KAMiKAZOW on Sat 30th Jan 2010 21:03 in reply to "Laptops..."
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2005-07-06

While true, it's still a flawed comparison. Unlike Apple, Nokia also aims at low cost markets.
Count shipped units instead of revenue and you'll see Nokia dwarfs most other companies. Nokia's 1100 series of phones alone sold twice as much as all iPods combined -- making it the most successful electronic device of all time: http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/hughes/12127 (very deserved, btw. I have one. It's so sturdy, it'll survive the apocalypse.)

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