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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Currently, smartphones are like cars: a social recognition object. People buy it to look cool.
... The rest buy rock solid small phones that fit in their pocket with weeks of battery life for less than €/£/$1

There are certainly people that bought the iphone to look cool but most people buy them because they are useful. Small phones are great for battery life but they are lousy for browsing the web, entering contacts, playing games, etc. People are using smartphones as mini-computers. They're using them in cases where they would normally use a laptop.

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