Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 14:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless When Apple sued HTC, and targeted Android specifically (news which came out of the blue), many people, including myself, were convinced this was Apple letting the world know they were afraid of Android's rising popularity. This notion was laughed away by many an Apple fan, but it turns out that this is most likely far closer to reality than many dare to admit: in the first quarter of 2010, Android conquered the number two market share spot from the iPhone in the US - and by a wide margin too. Update: Added a graph which better shows the trend.
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Comment by darkcoder
by darkcoder on Wed 12th May 2010 01:38 UTC
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The article made some points Apple should not ignore. Unless they bring better hardware/software (yes multitasking), more network coverage, and cheaper prices. the iPhone is doomed to fail. Maybe not be extinct, but gone to a distand second or third place.

On other topic...

Is incredible how Apple keep doing the same mistakes over, and over, and over. They tried to capitalize the PC market with crappy OS (Pre X era) and they failed. Now they want to capitalize the phone market with not that crappy, but still inferior hardware and software, and keep everything as closed as their PC's... guest what... they will fail again.

If you watch their current iPhone commercials, they are not about the phone capabilities, but about the amount of apps you can get. Third parties will move to the platform with the most potential sales.

The only thing that I thank the iPhone, and other non Windows based smartphones is that they are slowly openning the mind of the masses, showing them that they don't need a Windows device for their Internet needs. That eventually will open a market to Linux, BSD and other solutions for the desktop.

Edited 2010-05-12 01:39 UTC

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