Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Mar 2010 09:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless There are various trains of thought regarding Apple suing HTC, and one of them is that Apple feels threatened by Android's rise in popularity. Some laughed this away, but when you look at recent statistics regarding mobile web usage, it becomes pretty clear Apple has every reason to feel threatened by Google's mobile operating system.
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Keep Dreamin' Tom
by tyrione on Tue 30th Mar 2010 01:36 UTC
tyrione
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2005-11-21

When Apple's quarter results are announced they will piss you off.

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RE: Keep Dreamin' Tom
by darknexus on Tue 30th Mar 2010 03:27 in reply to "Keep Dreamin' Tom"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

And if they aren't, it'll be interesting to see how *you* react. You might think Thom has an anti-Apple bias, but I must say you're on the other end of the spectrum. Tell me, if His Steveness told you to bend over, would you do it? Seriously, take a look in the mirror once in a while there.
As for the quarterly results, they'll probably be similar to what they've been for the first. There will be a little rise with the iPad I think, but I doubt it'll be too substantial at first. Now, if they cut the price of the 3g models by a good $200, I bet they'd take off in droves right out the gate. As it is, I'm not expecting any massive quarterly gains until the price drops. It'll rise a bit at first, peak, then drop off until next year when the 2nd gen iPads are out. Assuming Apple does a price cut as they usually do once the 1st gen product is a year old, then I predict is when we'll see the iPad really take off. Apple seems to test the waters with the first gen of anything they create.
As for me, I'll wait to see what kind of a selection the iBook Store gets, and then I'll make my decision. It would be the first really accessible book reading device without the Author's Guild being able to stick their fat middle finger in it like they did with the Kindle II and, if the content selection is good, I just might have to buy one. I'm not a big Apple fan as far as their practices go, but sometimes if there's only one game in town you've gotta go with it whether you like them or not.

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RE: Keep Dreamin' Tom
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 30th Mar 2010 08:32 in reply to "Keep Dreamin' Tom"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Who is this "Tom" you speak of?

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