Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You wouldn't believe it, but something actually, truly interesting came out of the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit yesterday. Apple had conducted a survey to find out why, exactly, consumers opted to go with Android instead of the iPhone. The results are fascinating - not only do they seem to invalidate Apple's claims, they provide an unusual insight into consumer behaviour. The gist? People choose Android not because it's an iPhone copy - they choose it because of Android's unique characteristics.
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Off Just a Little
by gilljr on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:28 UTC
gilljr
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2008-01-30

While it is true that some carriers offer better service in certain areas. At the time of that survey, there was an exclusivity deal between Apple and ATT that prevented others from carrying the IPhone. It has not been until this last year that you could buy the IPhone on other carriers. The IPhone also was only GSM and the other large carriers (Sprint and Verizon) were CDMA.

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RE: Off Just a Little
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:31 in reply to "Off Just a Little"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I know, that's point ;) . People went with Android because their carrier didn't have the iPhone, and couldn't switch to At&t because its service sucked in their area, for instance.

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RE[2]: Off Just a Little
by cjosc99 on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:59 in reply to "RE: Off Just a Little"
cjosc99 Member since:
2011-07-13

I don't see your point.. Now, almost every carrier has the apple phone and yet ANDROID still #1 number one. So, what is the point?

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