Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 15:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry's CEO: "Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market ... They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon. There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that. History repeats itself again I guess ... the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don't innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old." Ironic, perhaps, that this comes from a BlackBerry CEO, but that doesn't make him wrong - although I'm sure the usual suspects will claim that it does.
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RE[2]: He's right but
by pos3 on Tue 19th Mar 2013 09:44 UTC in reply to "RE: He's right but"
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Nobody cares about carriers while buying mobile in India. Android is still gaining and wp8 is going nowhere.

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RE[3]: He's right but
by Nelson on Tue 19th Mar 2013 13:31 in reply to "RE[2]: He's right but"
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In India, Windows Phone had an 8% marketshare in Q3, prior to the Windows Phone 8 launch.

That's before the Lumia 520, 620, and 720 devices low end devices.

Its interesting how the dynamics of the market change once the inefficiencies are removed.

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RE[4]: He's right but
by pos3 on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 05:49 in reply to "RE[3]: He's right but"
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Your market share is based on survey?

Do you know how big Nokia was before WP. Before 2-3 Samsung/lg were considered low end unreliable like the current chinese sets. Now they are the high end mobile.
Nokia still has reputation for sturdy mobiles. But they enabled samsung/lg to grow by not adopting android. I still say Nokia Android would have ruled the Indian market.

btw Android 4 mobile are reaching $100. while 2.3 are released for even less. Nokia low end mobiles are sold at $200. They need to cut it even low to get a bigger slice unless they are not interested in marketshare.

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