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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Real fact is that MS becomes irrelevant
by Envying1 on Thu 12th Aug 2010 15:41 UTC
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Android, RIM, Nokia, and Apple will have their market shares, Wphone7 will become another Zune as they are sharing same OS...

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nt_jerkface Member since:

Nah, WP7 phones will be popular with business users who just want to sync outlook or connect to an exchange server.

The problem with Zune HD is that it doesn't have the app store and as such can't compete with the ipod touch. WP7 will appeal to a much wider demographic.

One downside to Android is that it doesn't have offline movies. WP7 will have Xbox live connectivity and their media is pretty good.

People exchange their phones every few years so this will be an ongoing competition.

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vivainio Member since:

Nah, WP7 phones will be popular with business users who just want to sync outlook or connect to an exchange server.

Even my N900 does this...

Activesync (the out-of-firewall used by exchange) is not rocket science, it's wbxml over https. Yes, Microsoft managed to make an unobfuscated protocol ;-).

I think WP7 will attract a following by its aesthetics which are a big contrast against iPhone and Android.

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organgtool Member since:

Could someone please explain to me what "offline movies" are? I keep hearing about them, but no one seems to be able to explain what they are. I tried to Google the term but the only references are in online forums where no one explains what this means, just that Android doesn't have it.

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