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Apple moves to No. 1 in handset revenue

4/26/2011 03:56 AM EDT
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phoenixdave
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phoenixdave   5/20/2011 7:33:48 PM
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I agree. The market seems to be pushing quickly toward the mobile-computing/networking device with phone vs the previous phone with some mobile computing/networking/ capability. The computer-makers will be in the drivers seat in the future.

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KB3001   5/19/2011 9:35:32 AM
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I think Android is a big threat to Apple too. They have to keep an incredible level of inventiveness to counter this threat. That said, they have to make one single error of judgment and it could be their downfall. Long live competition anyway!

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t.alex   5/14/2011 8:57:55 AM
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It's a strategic move they kicked out support for Flash. Everything has to be done via apps.

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Tunrayo   5/13/2011 10:02:21 AM
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Hmm that would be great! To have an Apple phone for low-end users. They would wipe the market clean with that. Nokia, Samsung etc should watch out for this

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Tunrayo   5/13/2011 10:01:04 AM
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I agree, and they always come out with arguably the best product in market. For instance Apple didn't venture into the mobile phone business until the advanced "touch" technology became available. "Touch" technology makes mobile phone use more productive

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Tunrayo   5/13/2011 9:58:36 AM
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How come no one mentioned Ericsson. Ericsson used to be a top player ... previously behind Nokia and Motorola

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Tunrayo   5/13/2011 8:51:42 AM
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Apple has a smaller product line for their phones, while Nokia has a product line of hundreds of phones. Yet Apple is able to charge more than seven times on the average for its phones... One thing I would love to know is how much it costs to make an iPhone. I feel Apple is this successful because it is able to charge "designer" prices for its phones

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GREAT-Terry   5/4/2011 4:57:42 PM
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Wow, this is interesting! Apple finally can beat Nokia who is the leader for many years. I like the business model of Apple but just don't know why there isn't another company that does the same.

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yalanand   5/4/2011 3:55:34 AM
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I guess APPLE has peaked. With rising inflation and people spending power dwindling fast, needs to be seen for how long people will buy 600$ handsets. I am sure Android phones will give tough competition to APPLE.

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t.alex   5/2/2011 1:56:20 AM
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Yes, the number of handsets does show Nokia positioning in the market. Just that the revenue is not as good.

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