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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:47 PM
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Google Trounces the iPhone
more:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-06-...

Googles new Droid X wont be released for two weeks, but Dennis Kneale, who snagged a preview, reports that more than just a better smartphone, its the key to ending Apples dominance.

Apples revered iPhone 4 had a bigger opening weekend than even the biggest film of all time. Avatar grossed $242 million worldwide its first weekend; the iPhone sold 1.7 million units and likely grossed more than $400 million.

Yet Apples legions of devotees should brace their hipster selves for an inevitable fall from grace. In addition to the iPhone 4, Ive also been playing with Verizon and Motorolas new Droid X, which wont be released until July 15, and I have a bold prediction: One year from now, the iPhone will lose its perch as the worlds most important mobile platform, toppled by Android, the open, all-comers-welcome design from Apples avowed enemy, Google.

To hear Google devotees tell it, this is a fight between good and evil, between freedom and control. Think Easy Rider versus Darth Vader.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:57 PM
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1. Get this. Apple posted an ad for an Antenna engineer on 6/23
which means they knew fool well there was a problem with the device.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:19 PM
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2. google can go on its phones and delete/insert apps/bugs whenever it wants lol nt
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:39 PM
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3. It's entirely likely that Android phones will sell more widely than Apple iPhones.
After all, Ford outsells Porsche many-fold.

But that doesn't make Ford the better car. Apple has always
been quite comfortable dominating the high end of the market
and leaving the low-profit bulk sales to others.

Tesha
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