Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Aug 2013 21:16 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I wrote this almost exactly three years ago, to much debate:

Sure, Apple will most likely still make far more money per sold iPhone device than competitors will per Android phone, but the trend is clear: as much as I love my iPhone, it will be relegated to a ~10% market share figure within a few quarters.

It took a little longer than "a few quarters", but here we are. Android has revolutionised the smartphone market. I'm not particularly happy about that (both Android and Samsung are far too dominant, which is bad for the market and thus for consumers), but there it is.

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I blame HP and by extension M$ who I think was largely behind the mess. M$ couldn't afford any further competition to their late arriving Windows 8 wares, so they made sure Hurd got canned and strong armed Apotheker. There is no doubt that some shenanigans were going on behind the seen b/c no one in their right mind spends $2 billion on a product launch and then throws in the towel just six weeks in.

But M$ is daft. Instead of helping themselves, they actually ended up just strengthening Androids hand. Now guess who is selling a dirt cheap Android tablet? Oh yea, that would be HP.

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