Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Aug 2010 13:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The fact that Android is doing well shouldn't be a surprise to anyone; lots of figures already prove that. New figures from research firms Gartner and IDC from the second quarter of 2010 show that not only is Android doing well in the United States - it's doing well in Foreign as well. Worldwide, Android has soared past iOS, and is closing in on Research In Motion's BlackBerry - just one percentage point left. Symbian is still the undisputed king of smartphone land, with more installations sold than RIM and Android combined.
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They can all grow.
by theTSF on Thu 12th Aug 2010 14:54 UTC
theTSF
Member since:
2005-09-27

I really hate this iPhone (1 or 2 active product lines) vs. Android (Many many different product lines across many Cell manufactures) vs. others.

In really they all fill different market segments, and are to attract different people. I think the iPhone is hurting RIM more then competing against Android. As the iPhone is just a more subjectivly "classy" phone and really good for business use, which was RIM's main business.

Android is taking the more is better approach and is competing against and taking over the non-smart phone market, hence it big rise.

The iPhone made smart phones cool. Android brought them to the masses.

Oddly enough they are not really in that much competition with each other. There are some people who will need to choose between an android vs. and iPhone. But for most it is an easy decision.

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RE: They can all grow.
by vivainio on Thu 12th Aug 2010 16:23 in reply to "They can all grow."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

As the iPhone is just a more subjectivly "classy" phone and really good for business use, which was RIM's main business.


I beg to differ. iPhone is a toy with lots of games and no keyboard. Business users need qwerty.

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RE[2]: They can all grow.
by nt_jerkface on Thu 12th Aug 2010 19:01 in reply to "RE: They can all grow."
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Do you really feel the need to do p.r. work for Android when it is doing well? The iphone has a touch keyboard, maybe you should try one sometime.

Anyways
4 out of 10 of our iPhone sales to enterprises
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/at-t-exec-4-out-of-10-of-our-iphone-s...

Edited 2010-08-12 19:02 UTC

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RE[2]: They can all grow.
by mrhasbean on Thu 12th Aug 2010 23:41 in reply to "RE: They can all grow."
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

I beg to differ. iPhone is a toy with lots of games and no keyboard. Business users need qwerty.


Subjective and total crap to boot. What users prefer is what they need. Personally I wouldn't touch one of those so-called "real" keyboards with a barge pole, not that I would be able to with the size of the "keys" anyway, and I guarantee I use my iPhone for just as many "business" applications as anyone, and a shitload of "techy" applications to boot. Please don't try to make out a particular market segment "needs" what is your preference. People will make their own decisions, just as they do with the devices and OSes.

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RE: They can all grow.
by Fergy on Thu 12th Aug 2010 20:19 in reply to "They can all grow."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Android is taking the more is better approach and is competing against and taking over the non-smart phone market, hence it big rise.

You really want to claim that the new Android phones are anything less than Iphone 4?

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