Linked by David Adams on Tue 25th May 2010 04:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over at Daringfireball this past weekend, John Gruber put words to what many people are thinking about after Google's rush of Android announcements and not-subtle Apple-bashing at this week's I/O conference: "all-out war." I agree with Gruber that a good old-fashioned bitter rivalry could be a great thing for the computing world, and for smartphone/handheld fans in particular.
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spiderman
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2008-10-23


So chances are there will be two established players in the mobile space: Apple for the boutique/upper scale customers. And Android for everyone else. The rest of the world cares first about price, and they have no problem putting up with the annoyances that American customers may feel insufferable. So Android does not look as polished, and using it doesn;t make you shit rainbows.... but the rest of the world doesn't care that much. It is after all a phone, and their purchasing power is smaller, so they have other things to worry their minds with.
Actually the rest of the world doesn't care much about Android or Apple. The purchasing power is actually higher when it comes to mobile phones in Europe and Asia. They have more models, better plans and they can use whatever carrier they want with their mobile since they all use GSM. Mobile phones are throwable objects. People get bored really fast. That is why they change it every year.

Edited 2010-05-25 09:14 UTC

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

"Purchasing Power" and "Product/Market Choice" are two very different things. Also I am talking about the smart phone market, not the throwaway plain cell phone market. Two very different spaces in cost and user/carrier behavior.

Edited 2010-05-25 18:46 UTC

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Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Not really. I have a 10$ phone that is smaller, faster, lighter and has more features than an iPhone. It is not advertised as a "smartphone", firstly because it is too small for most apps, and secondly because being more powerful than an iPhone only makes it an average phone.

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