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: Just another perspective
by Chicken Blood on Wed 5th Jan 2011 01:38 UTC in reply to "Just another perspective"
Chicken Blood
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2005-12-21

"it will take more than Android devices outselling the iPhone for it to truly be in trouble."

I guess it is only human nature for people to argue that my smart phone is better than your smart phone. What people forget is that everyone is different and people like different things. Because someone likes something you don't doesn't make them an idiot. The iPhone defined what the smartphone could be. The fact that Jobs is such a visionary means the iPhone will most likely continue to define the smart phone and will not be "in trouble" as long as Jobs lives. But this does not mean it is the best phone for everyone. There is lots of room for innovation and features the iphone lacks. As long as Jobs can dictate design, the iPhone will always be a strong seller. But, because of the inherent limitations of Apple (discussed in detail here and everywhere), it is only reasonable that the iphone will be outsold by another platform (could be android or Microsoft... yes, even microsoft). But, what is the best smart phone? Well, that will be the one the person has bought and loves. Finally, it is my sincerest wish that people would stop flaming each other for what is an affront to their immense ego. Choice is choice even if you think the chooser is stupid. Granted. some are, but have a little compassion, eh? Not everyone can be as smart as you are.

You take that reasonable attitude elsewhere, it ain't welcome around these parts!

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