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Android Is Destroying Everyone, Especially RIM -- iPhone Dead In Water
Business Insider ^ | 04/02/2011 | Henry Blodget

Posted on 04/02/2011 5:13:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: RegulatorCountry

I did NOT describe him as a Verizon employee! Wow, you really are looking for a conspiracy, aren’t you?


51 posted on 04/02/2011 7:58:42 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Swordmaker

I-Phone “dead in the water” ping.


52 posted on 04/02/2011 8:00:22 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: RegulatorCountry

And not that it will ease your mind, but my buddy is someone I work with- who is a huge Droid geek. I guarantee you neither of us work for Verizon.


53 posted on 04/02/2011 8:00:53 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Echo4C

Apple sucks just as bad and I don’t use them.


54 posted on 04/02/2011 8:01:11 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Ingtar

I don’t use Apple either...


55 posted on 04/02/2011 8:01:11 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: surfer

Driving back from practice last night, a friend said she’s looking for a new phone. Her only criteria was that she won’t ever buy an Apple product. I laughed. She then took a huge liking to my Dx, esp. after watch video on it.


56 posted on 04/02/2011 8:04:03 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dude, you don’t hafta use the products! But invest in the company whose products the suckers buy!


57 posted on 04/02/2011 8:06:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rintense
I guarantee you neither of us work for Verizon.

The creator of the "hoax" screen shot does, though, and that is what I find interesting. Thank you for posting that image, short lived though it may have been on FR.

58 posted on 04/02/2011 8:12:19 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

It’s still up at droid-life.com. Enjoy it to your heart’s content.


59 posted on 04/02/2011 8:19:33 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: rintense

No need, I’ve got the one you kindly provided and then had the mods delete.


60 posted on 04/02/2011 8:21:55 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

I asked the mods to delete it because it was a confirmed hoax.


61 posted on 04/02/2011 8:24:49 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

So Java is used for Android, Objective C for IOS, and what
C# for Windows? Thanks.


62 posted on 04/02/2011 8:28:00 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I bought an Android, and I work for one of the also-rans.

Android rocks. I wish I worked for Google.


63 posted on 04/02/2011 8:31:43 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The 0bamaNation of America slides toward death as planned.)
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To: Echo4C

Ditto Google... Ditto Microsoft


64 posted on 04/02/2011 8:44:22 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw an interview with the guy who runs digital media for Major League Baseball. They have a very successful app that runs on iPhones, iPads, and about 11 different Android devices.

He said the problem with Android is that the people who have it are less likely to buy anything. So the ROI for doing nifty things on Apple’s devices is higher than on Android. Over time this means that there will be more high-quality content available for iStuff than for Android.


65 posted on 04/02/2011 8:50:17 PM PDT by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve been holding off even shopping for a smart phone. So I guess I have a dumb phone. They seem like fun but I haven’t felt a burning need for one, although there have been times it would have been handy to look something up on the road. Maybe when my b’day rolls around...


66 posted on 04/02/2011 9:25:43 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Why isn’t Windows 7 catching on? I know people at MS who thought that it would be very popular.


67 posted on 04/02/2011 9:25:49 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: surfer

All the big tech companies are on the dark side. They’d their grandmothers into slavery if they could get away with it. I don’t see Apple or MS being more virtuous than Google.


68 posted on 04/02/2011 9:28:24 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: rintense

I have an HTC EVO, but Verizon is very appealing to me - then the EVO 3D was announced, so I think I will stay with Sprint. I love Androids!


69 posted on 04/02/2011 11:21:04 PM PDT by scott7278 (and"...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: SeekAndFind

The article is ill concieved and so poorly researched that it is not a stretch in any way to assert that it was concieved and written in a single afternoon.

RIM has the secure data section of the business to itself. Muslim countries have banned Blackberry for a reason. In a very real sense, android and iOs do not have any place in this market sector.


70 posted on 04/03/2011 1:07:36 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: achilles2000

Except they don’t have the Chairman on Obama’s cabinet and a czar.

The bottom line we have to stop supporting them.

How many conservatives are willing to give up their progressive crack? Not enough.

How many liberals are willing to give up conservative programs, ideas? 100%

If we want to save this country we better all wake up.


71 posted on 04/03/2011 6:25:39 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: scott7278

My work Droid geek buddy had an Evo with Sprint, but had such terrible customer service experiences with them, he shifted all of his phones to Verizon and got a Droid X. How have your experiences been with Sprint?


72 posted on 04/03/2011 6:47:05 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: surfer

I hate all of the damn things. Ever go out to eat and watch people? They are either talking on cell phones or texting meaningless text messages constantly. My god, what did we do when we left home with a dime so we could call home if we needed help.

There is no telling how much productive time is lost from people texting during work. There is no telling how many people are killed or injured while texting and driving. And talk about TV’s being the valium of the masses. BS, people go home, sit down on the couch and start texting!!! Parents are even sueing school systems because they cannot text their children. Puleeeeeeeze.

I can see the day that cell phones will plug directly into the human brain so all communications can be downloaded/uploaded by just a thought. 1960’s science fiction come true, a brain in a beaker is all we will need.


73 posted on 04/03/2011 7:42:41 AM PDT by biff
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To: achilles2000; 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Developer satisfaction is low down on the list for market makers.

Profit is #1, followed by power.

You can find developers on all platforms so that is not an issue. Many work on multiple platforms.

Microsoft C# is a good programming language, but MS’s development environment is far and away the most productive. The issue with MS is they are behind on Handset functionality, say interfacing with the phone, camera, GPS, and screen widgets.

Hell, Apple’s programs use Objective C and that goes back to Steve Jobs NeXT computer in the early 90’s.


74 posted on 04/03/2011 3:29:27 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

All great points. But to be a bit of a contrarian - isn’t there at least something to be said for developer friendliness - by virtue of the fact that cool apps will translate into money and power for the handset makers?


75 posted on 04/03/2011 4:14:41 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Absolutely, but Microsoft is a perfect case in point. They are behind in market share, even with the most advanced development environment.

A really good guy can be very productive in spite of a not so good development environment.

Apple has spiffed their environment up nicely. You still have a lot of scut work to do. But that scut work means that the OS doesn’t have to work so hard and monitor so much.

The money guys don’t give a rats a$$ about that stuff it’s just f*ck you code it so I can get paid.


76 posted on 04/03/2011 4:47:47 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I hear ya - and you sound like you’ve been there, done that and gotten the T-shirt so I give your remarks the respect that they deserve.

As far as MS goes - well OK they have the best developer-friendly environment - I didn’t mean to imply that that was ALL that was needed to be a success - more along the lines that all other things being equal it seems like it would be better to be friendly than not.

MS phones seem to have no street cred i.e. nobody wants them (or so it seems to me) - regardless of how quick you could turnaround an app on that platform.


77 posted on 04/03/2011 5:19:32 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: rintense

Actually, I haven’t had to call customer service yet for anything. They are MILES ahead of AT&T when it comes to their quality.

Going on nearly a year, I haven’t had one dropped or missed call - a frequent occurrence with AT&T. Every single time I’ve used the Internet, it’s been available - there were so many times I either had to turn on or off my wireless connection, or even reboot the phone. Not anymore.

I’m sure Verizon is the same way for your friend.


78 posted on 04/03/2011 5:59:40 PM PDT by scott7278 (and"...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: scott7278
Yeah, I haven't heard the best on AT&T at all. The Sprint phone issue he had was with the phone itself. His EVO's screen cracked after he accidentally dropped it. He got a replacement, but the replacement had all kinds of issues. Sprint basically gave him the run around on it.

Cell phone carriers are like cable carriers now. Everyone has a good and/or bad story about them, and they'll do everything to get your business but not much to retain it.

Consequently, I've dropped my dX several times and it's still going strong.

79 posted on 04/03/2011 6:17:50 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: biff
the day that cell phones will plug directly into the human brain

Cool!

Which company is offering that?

80 posted on 04/03/2011 6:42:28 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: SeekAndFind
Apple iPhone 4 with ONE phone has 25.2% of the US. market but Google Android has 33% with 100s of models—PING!

Apple has better than 50% of the profits!

Please, No Flame Wars, Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!

Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
 PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

 


Apple iPhone v. Google Android Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

81 posted on 04/03/2011 7:38:07 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: Eaker

Just bring it over. The first install is primitive and requires electric hammer installation. I’ll do it for you. LOL


82 posted on 04/03/2011 7:38:57 PM PDT by biff
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To: rintense

You hit the nail on the head when you said that they’ll do everything to get your business but not much to retain it. That’s how Sprint got me - they offered the best Android phone (at the time) and AT&T was late to the game.

AT&T had become iPhone-centric, and all their other offerings were low to medium end phones. Combined with the service quality, it wasn’t hard to leave at all.

Now that there’s so much competition, it’s gotten very interesting, and very rewarding for the end user.


83 posted on 04/03/2011 7:39:01 PM PDT by scott7278 (and"...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: SeekAndFind
I had a Samsung Moment with Android, I absolutely hated it.
Not sure whether I had a bad phone or Android OS was not quite right. In either event that phone never worked right, slow to boot up, programs slow, etc..
Finally decided to try a Blackberry Style and I love it, easy to use, great programs and best of all connects to the computer for easy downloads.
I would not sell RIM short just yet.
84 posted on 04/03/2011 7:44:02 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: Tainan
courtesy ping...mobile phone technology and all that

Thanks for the heads up.

85 posted on 04/03/2011 7:49:00 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: rintense

By the way, I’ve heard great things about the Droid X, including it’s toughness. I have dropped my EVO once, but it was okay.

I could never go smaller than a 4.3” screen now. I love FReeping from my phone!


86 posted on 04/03/2011 7:49:04 PM PDT by scott7278 (and"...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: biff

Sounds good just as long as there is someone available to hold my beer during installation!


87 posted on 04/03/2011 8:11:07 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker

Sorry, no beer holders here. Must bring your own according to specs below:

female
between 5’1” and 5’10”
between 90lbs and 125lbs.
lately bathed with smellgood on
no missing teeth
driving a 1965 427 Shelby Cobra


88 posted on 04/03/2011 8:18:50 PM PDT by biff
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To: surfer

I own an old sony-erickson. Terrible phone, but good enough for now. How many conservatives are willing to give up cable and televison? The dollars that flow to the left through them are enormous....but we say we have to have our sports, etc.

I don’t miss either one. Broadband and netflix suffice.


89 posted on 04/03/2011 9:01:57 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

I’m with you.


90 posted on 04/03/2011 9:12:24 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: SeekAndFind

is there a way to ensure “big google” does not track your activity on your smartphone?

windows phone 7 seems a marketshare dud.

iphone is just apple. (but the stock keeps climbing)


91 posted on 04/05/2011 7:35:30 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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