Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 03:49 UTC
Google With the announcement of its new Search app, Google gave iPad users more than just a slick and well-made native search app that bests the experience on any Android tablet. It also managed to squeeze the core elements of Chrome OS into Apple's ecosystem.
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RE[5]: What a stupid article.
by rhavyn on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 20:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What a stupid article."
rhavyn
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When the first iPhone came out the market of touchscreen smartphones was really small.


Except there is no "touchscreen smartphone" market, there is just a smartphone market. When the iPhone came out BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile were already established players with large install bases. The iPhone has grown quickly but it has never been a dominant player in the smartphone market.

And, again, this is categorically different from the iPod and iPad. In both of those cases, Apple was a fairly early entrant in a very small market which they were quickly able to dominate. No one has been able to touch the iPod and that market became basically Apple and a few small companies that could afford to live on low sales of niche devices. The question is, will the iPad market move in that direction? And if it doesn't, will the current players (Samsung, Asus, Acer, HP, etc.) be willing to play in a low volume market?

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