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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by Shkaba on Tue 25th May 2010 23:50 UTC
Shkaba
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Aside from the obvious fact that we all have different requirements, taste, and budget, we are witnessing a clash of two philosophies.

One would have you believe that buying something doesn't equate to owning the very thing that you bought. And furthermore threatens to send you to jail if you "lift the hood and tinker with the engine", all the while making sure that you have no say, or choice on what you can use to add functionality (if you are allowed to do that at the first place). All this accompanied with a propaganda blitz about a supposedly great design (if you are a design freak then maybe you should look at P9522), a design which leaves me completely flat (I don't even dislike the device just ... flat, nada) and huge inovation.

The other is just trying to kill this model, by offering an alternative so that it can continue to be a relevant factor.

Reminds me of the MS vs Apple approach, with an added twist. Take a guess at which side I've picked

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