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iPhone is bigger than all of Microsoft

  1. #11


    Yep... but people said the exact same things about Blackberry, way back in 2007 (almost before electricity). These tech-based companies can rise and fall so quickly!

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    It's still going to be good at doing what it does - run apps and games, get emails and send messages, and make the occasional phone call. It's no longer groundbreaking, revolutionary, or even exciting, but it's a known commodity and people will want it. For those of us that don't, there's the Windows Phone platform, Android, and even RIM's trying to keep the BB relevant. I personally think BB as a platform is going to disappear from relevance soon, but there will be hardcore crackberry addicts who will potentially consider acquiring one of the upcoming BB devices. Most of the BB users I run into in personal life and in business have already migrated to iPhones or Android devices, though, and the Good platform has started to replace BES for messaging and mail security in a lot of places, especially larger customer environments.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Yep... but people said the exact same things about Blackberry, way back in 2007 (almost before electricity). These tech-based companies can rise and fall so quickly!
    Well, blackberry slowly fell out of favor due to lack of new product development or interest in their product. it took a number of years for them to fall to the point of near non-existence.

    One swoop through an Apple store will show you they are nowhere near non-existence at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Yep... but people said the exact same things about Blackberry, way back in 2007 (almost before electricity). These tech-based companies can rise and fall so quickly!
    Well, blackberry slowly fell out of favor due to lack of new product development or interest in their product. it took a number of years for them to fall to the point of near non-existence.

    One swoop through an Apple store will show you they are nowhere near non-existence at this point.
    Blackberry fell slowly due to a lack of fresh and new product development primarily. There are people interested in them, at least their whole group of roughly 30 users. If apple doesn't innovate, they will slowly sink into a hole. Look at their macs, they were once SO popular and used as the first PC for years until Windows came in and showed to people something better and something more cost effective. Nowadays, seeing mac usage is far and in between. Shoot, apple hasn't even innovated or did anything radical to their mac book lineup since they got rid of AMD processors for Intel and recently switched to i-series processors. They don't do anything radical or new. They make a HUGE epic deal about the retina display (which my body is currently suing apple for the use of) on their mac books, it's just a high definition display! Seriously right now?! Remove the hype, and show a buying what else better is there, and the fan base will slowly, but surely diminish. People are viewing the new iphone as cool, but boring. Interesting, but not innovative.
    The only people left are the deranged waiting in line days on end for a larger screen phone that has apps...and gestures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Look at their macs, they were once SO popular and used as the first PC for years until Windows came in and showed to people something better and something more cost effective.
    I'm unsure they were ever terribly popular. I saw them only in schools and such when they were really the only choice of a personal computer. I don't know anybody who actually owned a Mac at home....but I do remember a ton of people who had Commodore's (Vic-20's and C-64's).

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Nowadays, seeing mac usage is far and in between.
    15 years ago, I rarely saw a mac. 5 years ago, I started seeing them around more. Nowadays, i can almost guarantee seeing one at a coffee shop or cafe that offers free wi-fi. My friends who are in the market for new computers at home, are looking at Mac's and lots of friends are recommending them to their friends saying that once you switch you will never go back. I also see Mac's in the movies and on tv shows. Far more now than I used to see. I honestly think Mac's are more prevalent now then ever before in their history.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    They make a HUGE epic deal about the retina display (which my body is currently suing apple for the use of) on their mac books, it's just a high definition display! Seriously right now?!
    If MS did it on their surface tablets, I'd be willing to bet you would be telling us how awesome it is. While I don't have an Apple device with a retina display, it's got the highest ppi display out there and it looks pretty darn nice.

    I cannot wait for the Lumia 920 and the Windows 8 phone as we will finally see which phone draws the most people. I would be more inclined to use the 920 and Windows 8...but I'd be willing to bet more people will be using an iPhone.
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  6. #16


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    More people will probably be using the iPhone5 for two reasons - one, people with older 3GS or 4's (maybe even some with 4S devices) will find it's a reasonably good upgrade and keeps them using what they may have already invested in. Two, there's the brand loyalty (that sometimes borders on cult following, but that's another discussion) that certain folks will have with something they use, and it will translate over to the iPhone5 quite well. I also think that most smartphone users today are happy with the platform they've chosen (iDevices, Android devices, or Windows Phone devices) and the market is really emerging and 3rd world markets and people migrating from feature phones.

    As an old iPhone user who now uses a Windows Phone 7 device (Samsung Focus first, now a Nokia Lumia 900), I enjoy the WP device and hardware much better. I don't tend to tinker or want to root my phone, and 2 years ago Android's user experience left a bit to be desired. I might revisit Android devices and even the iPhone again in the future at some point, but for right now the L920 hardware is pretty high end, and I want to see where the Windows 8 ecosystem goes. I already have an Xbox, have mail on an Exchange server and documents stored in a SharePoint workspace, and upgraded my laptop, desktop, and tablet to Windows 8 over the last few weeks. If it all stinks, it will be easy to move on - but if it goes well, I want to be on that bandwagon.

    Time will tell, but probably not more than a year or two. I will enjoy using another Nokia device for 2 years anyway - the build quality on the 900 is amazing, and even WP7.5 on lower-end (comparatively) hardware today does everything I need, quickly, and provides good battery life. I don't need much more than that, so I'll give a WP device another go given the first two were/have been very good to me.
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    I'm seriously considering buying an unlocked Lumia 920 as Nokia basically paid for my 900 when I first bought it.
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