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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by matto1990 on Tue 4th Jan 2011 00:58 UTC in reply to "Let's save this quote!"
matto1990
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I don't really understand why people think that having the device on multiple carriers will lead to an explosion in sales. People who want an iPhone will generally get one, regardless of what carrier it's on. For the most part (I know this doesn't apply to everyone so don't go mad at this comment) it's a bit of a fashion item. I'm an Android fan and I'm gonna be honest; the iPhone is an extremely desirable device, on both looks and functionality.

Now if these people suddenly have the option to go to two carriers they now have a choice. That doesn't mean double the amount of people will now buy one, just that roughly the same number of people will be buying on two carriers. Obviously in places where AT&T have bad signal this might not be true as people will have been holding out for another carrier, however nationally it's likely to remain relatively true.

The UK has had the iPhone on every network for a while now (both big ones and small one) and I wouldn't say that lots more people have been buying them. Obviously you're seeing more and more, however that's because they're selling well across all networks. Every network can't be selling as many as O2 did when it first came out on there though, it's likely to be spread across all the networks.

I'd love to be able to talk about how Android sales compares to iOS sales in a place where there's more than one carrier selling iPhones, however I've never seen any data for places like the UK yet. If you find any leave a comment cause I'd love to know ;)

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