Skip to comments.Apple Wobbles as Mobile World's Walls Come Down
Posted on 02/25/2013 8:30:13 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
America Movil, owned by the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, has meanwhile committed to launch Firefox OS phones in Mexico and "all possible markets" as soon as possible. "I believe this is the beginning of the end of walled gardens," the company's chief marketing officer Marco Quatorze said on Sunday. Deutsche Telekom's outgoing chief executive Rene Obermann, whose company will introduce Firefox OS devices in Poland this summer, called it "an important step on the way to more competition between the different ecosystems."
And Mozilla isn't the only company seeking to level the mobile playing field.
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Can Carlos Slim compete on a level playing field?
Just another smartphone.....
Unless the applications and OS works seemlessly as with Apple’s products, it’s impact will only be with the smartphone entry market....
Not an Apple lover, I just like the simplicity and ease of use of my IPhone...
Yet another “Apple is doomed because of a yet-unproven (or even released) competitor” article. Yawn,
Reading between the lines, what I’m hearing is that this talk of “open” and “accessible” systems is more along the lines that each carrier can bastardize the phone’s OS to the point of complete interoperability with other carriers (i.e., the “Verizon model”) and not about making things easier, better, and most important, more profitable for 3rd party app developers.
Kind of funny how the world’s richest man resides in a third world country like mexico. Must be nice to have your wealthy neighbor subsidise the mexican population. Between Carlos Slim and the drug cartels, I’m beginning to think that mexico is ripe for plundering by like thinking future warlords. Lots of loot to be had, and if the spaniards could pull it off, so could a privately funded army.
Only hobbyists will pay $650 for an Apple phone when Google’s top of the line android phone is half the price with no contract.
The game is definitely changing and that is why Apple is moving on to other consumer products.
It’s going to take a lot more than a potential $325 savings to get me to live with an Android phone. They’re garbage.
You should check out windows phones if you like simplicity. Powerful and simple.
I did, was not impressed so I switched back....
I have not tried the new Google phone...have heard some good things...
Who is selling iPhones for $650? Depending on the memory and model they can be anywhere from $50 to $300, with a plan. This is right in line with the top of the line Android phones.
My Evo is up and I am looking at the iPhone 5 right now. A 16GB Samsung Galaxy III is $199. A 16GB Apple iPhone 5 is $199.
I declare that lodi90 is another victim of ADS (Apple Derangement Syndrome).
I was considering iphone5, SG3 and HTX One-X+.
The HTC was light years beyond the Apple and superior to the SG3.
After 2 months, I absolutely love my HTC One-X+!!!!!!!
I hate my Android phone. Battery life is poor, it has maybe 10 hours of stand-by before dying. It thinks my memory is full and won’t download more email or messages, when it isn’t. Because my ringtones are controlled by a third party software every time my OS or the software is updated my ringtones get reset. I could go on, but it just depresses me.
Time for the iPhone 5. The (many) friends who own iPhones love them.
- 20-25 hrs of battery life (moderate/average user)
- larger, more brilliant screen than the tiny iphone
- 64GB memory
- quad-core blazing fast
- it’s not an apple cult product
Still runs Android, so that’s a deal breaker.
Technically, Android is superior to the apple boyz system...and it’s not a freakin’ apple hypocrite socialist.
Apple is a deal breaker for any conservative American.
Sorry....it is what it is.
Another case of ADS (Apple Derangement Syndrome)!
Android = complex and confusing.
Android “technically superior?” Lulz, do tell another joke.