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8/8/2011 12:27 PM EDT
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jfeder
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jfeder   8/12/2011 6:36:36 PM
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Why does this article not spell out the market share for windows, RIM and apple? The restated their point a few times and could have actually been informative in the same amount of time. I find these articles waste my time because they are poorly written and not informative. I will no longer read them.

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docdivakar   8/11/2011 5:22:38 PM
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Fostering an open-source model of development platform is not something Microsoft has ever successfully embraced. Apple obviously doesn't either but their high-value perception sells to the customer. The sorry loser in all of this is really Nokia which at one time had a huge marketshare of handhelds. Some one there was asleep at the wheel of innovations! MP Divakar

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UnderboatBoy   8/11/2011 2:46:29 PM
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The reaction against having Microsoft on your smart phone is more visceral than the reaction against having an Apple OS on your phone. We got a taste of compact hand-held Windows OS during the PDA era and it was clunky and buggy. Probably the only reason Apple has not gobbled up much more market share is for the same reason that "ye olde" Microsoft IBM PC ate Apples lunch, limited hardware options with a closed, may I say "snooty" architecture. If they open it up, the sky is the limit.

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cdhmanning   8/10/2011 11:09:55 PM
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I am not sure I understand why you consider this bad. The tiering is surely only good. It gives vendors the chance to provide offerings that are suited to a broad spectrum of consumers from those prepared to pay top dollar for fancy multi-core phones. It also gives people the ability to ship lesser phones that can still do email and a bit of browsing without breaking the bank. This must sure be vastly ahead of the Microsoft model of locking down phone specs which forces commoditising of the platform and prevents vendrs serving the market effectively.

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cdhmanning   8/10/2011 11:05:44 PM
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It is interesting to reflect back on the original announcements of the iphone. At the time Jobs showed that even if the iphone got a 1% market share of phones it would be a huge winner for the company. They far exceeded that. And of course at the same time Ballmer mocked the iphone and predicted its doom. The reality is that MS has been the biggest disappointment in this sector.

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elctrnx_lyf   8/9/2011 5:51:13 PM
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Finally there is something to beat apple market. I'm glad that Google ventured into this segment.

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_hm   8/9/2011 5:22:41 PM
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This is wonderful news for Google. Google should consider taking over RIM/BB. And it still is not too late for Nokia to go with Android.

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selinz   8/9/2011 5:04:56 PM
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Right now, the most capable best spec'd phones are Android based. And right now, you can still buy very low tier Android phones that do not perform particularly well... That's both good and bad. It'd be interesting to see what the fraction of the 48% market share are "iphone comparable" Androids. My guess is about 1/2.

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goafrit   8/9/2011 9:28:59 AM
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It will reach 58% in two years if they do not collapse because of litigation. Android is really hot.

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chanj0   8/8/2011 7:10:58 PM
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Samsung, LG, HTC, etc were building Windows based smartphone for years. What was market share of Windows mobile? What will it become?

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