Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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You must be too young.

I remember the days when almost everyone I knew was doing applications to work there.

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sgtrock Member since:

No, I'm too old. I played with CP/M when it first came out. At one point I nearly talked myself into buying a Kaypro but couldn't swing the cash.

I watched Microsoft slide in past Digital Research to get IBM's attention, then scramble to buy 86-DOS to complete their obligations under the new contract.

I watched IBM and Microsoft dance around with OS/2 while Microsoft was feverishly trying to figure out a way to put GUI lipstick on the CLI that was MS-DOS.

I watched Microsoft copy Lotus 1-2-3's features in Excel, then quietly ensure that 1-2-3 wouldn't run.

Suffice it to say that I've been around the block with the Evil Empire a time or two.

Nope, Microsoft has NEVER been about working on cool stuff. It's been about copying or buying other people's cool stuff, then ruthlessly forcing their competitors out of one market after another.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

Except it was QDOS which they bought ...

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moondevil Member since:

Calm down, as if IBM, Lotus, Borland, Aston Tate and many others were nice little angels that never did bad things.

As a former Borland customer I can say I was very pissed off how they handled us and opened the way for Delphi to loose ground on the PC world.

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