Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 23:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You may not have noticed it, but in the past six months, we've been experiencing a true massacre. Not one written in blood, but one written in microchips and touchscreen displays. The scene of the crime? The United States. The perpetrator? Google's Android. The victims? Everybody else.
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RE: Let's save this quote!
by No it isnt on Tue 4th Jan 2011 00:52 UTC in reply to "Let's save this quote!"
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

Considering that the iPhone has already lost the lead to Android in the rest of the world, the fantasy that AT&T is holding the iPhone in some sort of death grip seems like evident bullshit to most people.

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RE[2]: Let's save this quote!
by bobdole on Tue 4th Jan 2011 01:29 in reply to "RE: Let's save this quote!"
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2011-01-04

I agree, one more carrier in one country means little.

Yes the US is the largest market, but most people forget that Verizon actually holds the same or less smartphone market share than AT&T. Plus AT&T has never had an attractive android phone before the Galaxy S, so it was mostly Verizon with Android VS AT&T with the iPhone.

Now both will have good phones on both of the largest networks, however the 6 month old iPhone 4 will be competing will duel core android phones sporting 720p screens and android 2.3 or 3.0. Plus Android still has phones on Sprint and T-mobile.

And again, that's just one county. Worldwide the iPhone 4 is on multiple carriers and still experiences high dropped calls and intermittent data outages that appear on no other phones. So far this has automatically been blamed on AT&T, where neither blackberrys or Android phones have the same problems.

If anything the Verizon iPhone will reveal these defects as Apple's responsibility and Apple may finally fix the biggest problem plaguing iPhone user for three years, instead of just using AT&T as a scapegoat.

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RE[2]: Let's save this quote!
by Carewolf on Tue 4th Jan 2011 14:00 in reply to "RE: Let's save this quote!"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

iPhone never had a lead in the rest of the world, but Android is slowly catching up to symbian in the rest of the world, but then so is iPhone.

Edited 2011-01-04 14:01 UTC

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