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 mrhasbean on Thu 12th Aug 2010 23:41 UTC 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[3]: They can all grow.
by _txf_ on Fri 13th Aug 2010 12:00 in reply to "RE[2]: They can all grow."
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Generally using the majority of physical keyboards on phones you can get a higher wpm than using any touch keyboard, this is doubly true if you have to mix symbols and numbers. There are some keyboards that are really bad, but that is not the tendency.

Now of course you give up either screen real estate of increase the bulk of the phone by adding qwerty. Personally I would use physical over screen any day and I have very "sausagy" fingers. I have yet to try swipe but any standard soft keyboard tends to get frustrating.

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