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Agree. I thought NPD usually collected its data at retail points-of-sale. I wonder why this study didn't use that data, but instead turned to consumer surveys. Very strange.
You don't have to manage your phone. You can still tap on the icon on any of the regular app pages if you want. When you close an app, it does save its state (assuming that the app does that). When you press the icon again (on those pages), it opens. If you want to use the special multitasking panel, you can, but you don't have to. The panel allows you to rapidly switch between those "open" apps more quickly because they're all there, rather than possibly scattered...
I understand that Spotify has certain rights in exchange for subscriptions, either paid or ad-supported. But does anyone know how Spotify has gotten approval from music labels for these various other features (like streaming own music), and yet Apple seems to get a flat response for those same features? Does Spotify restrict its users to one device? (or one device at any given moment in time?) Does Spotify play ads when you stream your own (purchased) music to your...
I hope that there will be competition too, but I also think Apple is internally driven to keep improving (well, as long as Jobs is CEO) but the pricing could get out of control.Agree that Bada seems like an afterthought. I think I've written here before that Google and Nokia are the biggest threats to Apple. Both are able to write decent software. Both understand the need for owning an OS and platform, though having multiple may be a mistake. Nokia has production,...
When asking people who have yet to use it, I think it makes sense too that the number is high. But after people use it, I'm thinking this number will decrease. And if the survey asks, "has iPad COMPLETELY replaced your notebook?", then the answer will be lower. But I'm thinking that the question will be more like "has iPad replaced your notebook?", in which cases most people will think it has replaced it for most tasks, and reply yes.
I think you overstate where Nokia is, and understate where Apple is. There is a huge huge difference between "delivered with high customer satisfaction", and "promising potential coming soon."What Qt hopes to do is very very very hard, especially if they plan to support hundreds of models with varying physical characteristics and components. This concept is the Holy Grail of software and in almost thirty years of software engineering, I've yet to see it done successfully...
The number of apps did matter, even when Mac users were saying it doesn't back in the 90s. Look at what happened to Mac market share from 1994 to 2000 - it mattered. The coming of the WWW finally made it matter much, much less. If the WWW is too difficult to use on the small screens of smartphones, and apps are the way to go to simplify that, then apps will matter greatly once again. Apple is saying that they are seeing people primarily access info/services through apps...
Yup, my co-worker gave up his original iPhone for a Hero last November because he got no AT&T reception at his new house (since he moved upon getting married), and his wife and her family were already all on Sprint. He hates it, even compared to the no-3G iPhone. He can't wait until his contract ends.
Well, you do know that studies have shown that Android-based phone owners are predominantly male, something like 70-30, while iPhone is about 50-50. Though, of course, it might just have to do with principled geekiness freedom, and nothing to do with porn.
Do you know how technically complex that is? HTC's Sense UI is an intermediate layer between Android and the user. Android could add 100s of features, but if Sense doesn't make it available to the user through the UI, it's useless, even if Android doesn't break Sense. But since Android might break Sense and since HTC must support its phone, the customer must wait until HTC regression tests the Android upgrade, even if none of the new features are to be made...
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