Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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Apple's posture..
by reduz on Thu 5th Jul 2012 05:30 UTC
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

Using Godwin's law as an analogy, Apple situation right now is similar to Hitler defending his bunker at the end of WW2 when everywhere else was lost. The US is the only place where Apple and Microsoft are trying to stop the inevitable.

Android completely dominates the rest of the world, it competes and wins fairly in Europe, Austraila and Japan. In markets such as Asia or Latin America (which are huge) there isn't even any trace of the competition.

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RE: Apple's posture..
by Lorin on Thu 5th Jul 2012 06:59 in reply to "Apple's posture.."
Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

Working in China I see the decline of Apple, a year ago it was Apple banners and signs everywhere along the electronics streets, now it is Samsung and HTC with a fair number of Sony you see.

The people on the Metro were almost all carrying iPhones, now it is one of the newer Samsung models and a few Nokia.

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RE: Apple's posture..
by clasqm on Thu 5th Jul 2012 14:01 in reply to "Apple's posture.."
clasqm Member since:
2010-09-23

Believe it or not, in South Africa Blackberry has over 60% of the smartphone market. Android is not winning everywhere.

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RE[2]: Apple's posture..
by JAlexoid on Fri 6th Jul 2012 10:00 in reply to "RE: Apple's posture.."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Yes. 1mil activations per day are as true as the cake.

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RE[2]: Apple's posture..
by zima on Wed 11th Jul 2012 23:52 in reply to "RE: Apple's posture.."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Web usage stats don't paint the whole picture, but...
http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-sa-monthly-200812-201207
(plus, not many BBs in South African countries in http://www.opera.com/smw/archive/ reports)

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