Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jul 2011 22:09 UTC
Legal Two different graphs. Both happen to be published at Ars Technica, with one of them coming from a different source. Seemingly completely unrelated, but when you ponder the waterfall of recent lawsuit-related news, these two graphs suddenly tell all there is to tell. These two innocent little graphs illustrate why Apple is attacking Android so ferociously.
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RE: The real issue
by molnarcs on Thu 28th Jul 2011 18:32 UTC in reply to "The real issue"
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Not a bad assessment. I'm not sure about Microsoft though. Remember that WinMo 7 is a good system praised by critics in almost every publication. Presently, they simply lack distribution channels, because all manufacturers are caught up in the phenomenal success of Android. Why would they extend their portfolio and confuse potential users? Apple has such a huge brand presence that they would just chose an iPhone if things gets complicated in the rest of the mobile market.

However, Microsoft has NOKIA. True, they are rather late to market, but Nokia still has a huge distribution channel. Yes, they are sliding rapidly, but the time window for recovery is more than a year. If they get out their new WinMo 7 models within that time frame, they'll quickly get a 10-15% market share within another year. That's what most analysts predict for the reasons I mention here (10+% WinMo marketshare within 3 years). Unless they make some huge mistakes along the way, that's quite doable I think. We'll see.

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