I guess that is how it goes. As some jump off the iPhone boat others jump on. Let?s hope your purchase contributes to better sales figures in the next quarter because iPhone sales seem to have outstripped HTC by a mile. It?s going to take more than the Droid Incredible to slay the ?mighty iPhone?, hate it or love it but the numbers say it all, though both have increased market share the latest iPhone sales are a bit dramatic from 3.7 million to 8.7 million units in the first quarter this year this is against 1.3 million to 2.8 million units for HTC. Of course percentage wise HTC is doing as best as it can but there are still more people out there with ?iPhone envy?. I still think part of the ?iPhone envy? relates to Apples strategy to break rank and introduce a Smartphone targeted at the consumer because surprise surprise that very same consumer is the guy/gal in the suit. People are too bent on iPhone bashing that they fail to learn from Apple. June is coming and Apple is going to be at it again the iPhone 3rd gen is going to create another wave of ?iPhone envy? and from this tsunami only a few will eventually jump off. RIM is currently sitting in second position in the Smartphone market with a share of 19% down from 22% Apple is at 15% up from 11% if this is the future then the new kid on the block might just be second to the behemoth Nokia who is firmly planted at 38%.
Good for you Sam but with these numbers I still think we are still to see the ultimate iPhone killer. But probably one of the most potent and yet seemingly contradictory killer is for people to simply stop obsessing over anything Apple. My theory is; for as long as everything else is being compared to the iPhone then it will always be the ?de facto gold standard? when it comes to phones. I have a friend of mine who literary boils when you mention the word iPhone and I have told him that both Apple fan boyz and Apple bashers are responsible for giving the prominence to the iPhone and now iPad that these devices enjoy. Think about it every new OS is compared to the iPhone, every new Smartphone is compare to?. When Driod came out there where no comparison lists of how it stacks out against Windows Mobile. There was a time on gsmarena where without fail every picture of a new phone always had an iPhone on the side.
Every list like this one that argues why it should be another phone simply entrenches the iPhone as the benchmark. This kind of publicity has created a situation where one phone has literary slain whole arms of phones.
Though it might seem like a task and a half but at this rate it might not be that surprising to see the iPhone toppling Nokia's dominance of the Smartphone market. And why not, the iPod generation will be hitting the job market soon; I wonder what phones they will be using. To give you a hint, a group of young teenage girls is sitting at an ice cream parlour at the mall, one of them pulls out a phone with a very big grin on her face and suddenly the whole table explodes, ?On my gosh, on my gosh it?s an iPhone. Shut up girl. I am like so jealous. I hear like it?s the greatest phone ever.? These might not look like cooperate users today but they will be tomorrow?.
Behold the future. ; -)
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