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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RE[2]: They can all grow.
by nt_jerkface on Thu 12th Aug 2010 19:01 UTC in reply to "RE: They can all grow."
nt_jerkface
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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[3]: They can all grow.
by vivainio on Thu 12th Aug 2010 19:08 in reply to "RE[2]: They can all grow."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

The iphone has a touch keyboard, maybe you should try one sometime.


I don't see touch keyboards cutting the mustard for serious, extended typing (that people in business of actually getting work done have to do on occasion).

Anyways 4 out of 10 of our iPhone sales to enterprises


That's because companies pay for the phones, and allow users to choose a phone for themselves; people choose them for freetime use instead of considering their work productivity.

I think that's a stupid thing for a company to do. They should specify a phone among the alternatives that have been deemed good for business use (email, web, document viewing, text authoring on the go, connectivity).

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RE[4]: They can all grow.
by nt_jerkface on Thu 12th Aug 2010 19:47 in reply to "RE[3]: They can all grow."
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


I don't see touch keyboards cutting the mustard for serious, extended typing (that people in business of actually getting work done have to do on occasion).


Well maybe you should spend some time with one. I tried half a dozen slide out keyboards and didn't type any faster on them.

But more importantly smartphones are not designed for extended typing, that's the job of laptops.


That's because companies pay for the phones, and allow users to choose a phone for themselves; people choose them for freetime use instead of considering their work productivity.


Go to any hospital and you'll see that half the doctors have iphones. But you would probably assume that they have them for doodle jump and not epocrates.

The iphone is heavily used by a variety of business users, sorry if this conflicts with your belief of it being a toy. It does have a great game selection which adds to the appeal. Android games would be better if Google defined hardware classes instead of the current situation where developers have to target the lowest common denominator.

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