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yup. and you forgot to mention Sony and Nokia/MS too. but the market power of inertia is strong (look at Windows). why should a consumer take the trouble to switch from iTunes, which they have been using for years and know well, to one of a half-dozen copycat ecosystems which don't work fully with each other (DLNA is too limited). which is why the Amazon media store is still far behind. and Apple's new iTunes cloud service will maintain the status quo there. the same...
Netflix subscription VOD is for a limited selection of older films, not the new releases that are offered as single VOD rentals for $x at the same time by iTunes and the rest, or even before, as the DVD releases. so technically a different sub-market. if "all movie rentals" is the market under discussion, including mailed DVD's, sure, Netflix is #1. which means VOD is still way behind physical DVD rentals. because of the price of course. VOD costs at least twice as much...
"... that will challenge Apple's iTunes movie store for control of the VOD market." umm, actually NO ONE controls the VOD market today. Apple, the cablecos, Amazon, and soon others already divide it up. Google wants a slice of its own, not "control." what Google does intend is to try to copy most of the iTunes media ecosystem, since that is one of Apple's big advantages. a Google music store is coming too. that's the real story here. meanwhile, Apple is working on...
good catch on the actual timing of F700. and it did not go on sale until the Fall of 2007 as the Croix. the touch UI was quite primitive, much more like the early smartphones of 2006 and not much like the iPhone at all. except for the grid of icons on the home screen of the first prototype, which was revised somewhat later. but arranging icons in a grid of some sort was pretty standard for many years anyway. that's not the basis of Apple's claim.
ATV is so inexpensive @ $100 that it is easy to justify buying even with its limited - but nice - current capabilities. and AirPlay has a huge potential for expansion. i don't see Apple making its own brand of HDTV's. instead, apps will = channels. the MLB and NBA apps on iPad and ATV already show how this will work - streaming video, both live and on demand, like a normal CATV channel and also adding a lot more services to that. you can subscribe to just the ones you...
Samsung didn't even bother to deny Apple's copycat allegation! i guess they couldn't quickly think of anything to say that wasn't ridiculous on its face. game over. this lawsuit is not about winning in court, guys. that will take years. forget who is "right" technically. this suit is about winning in consumer/market perceptions - now. Apple is chopping at Samsung's reputation right now, branding them as a second-rate knockoff product. not the "real thing." it's an...
hey guys, it doesn't really matter if Apple is right or wrong on the merits of the case. that will take up to 5 years to resolve in court. what matters is what impact the case has now. will Samsung try to make its copying less obvious for upcoming products - even with some delay? yes. will it sharply discourage more knockoff products? from top-tier OEM's, yes. from others, no. will the copycat label hurt Samsing and others marketing and boost iOS products? a...
these reviews so totally remind of the initial reviews of the Storm and Torch ... all of which noted some major issues but nonetheless declared them a rival for the iPhone - remember? in fact, they were both fatally flawed, and they flopped. no one outside the BB cult is going to buy one of these.
Gartner's three year guesses are very unimaginative. it's all about the total ecosystem, not the individual pieces in isolation. i guess that: - iPhone will continue to hold 20-25% of the smartphone market. and Android about half (but very fragmented by the OEM's). with all the others - RIM, WP, and "other" (proprietary OEM OS's like Bada, etc.) - splitting up the remainder. - i don't think Apple will come out with an iPhone Nano - an iOS feature phone with few apps,...
yeah, a Moto-Bot. some ad agency has been planting obvious astroturf comments about the Xoom around the blogs from the start. one favorite line i saw a lot was "i've used both now and ...".
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