And what can we conclude from that?
More people buy Android phones... so that means __________ ?
I'm just trying to figure out if you're simply excited about the bigger number... or if there is some greater meaning...
Two different things:Overpriced refers to the consumer purchase price. Both Samsung and Apple make phones that retail in the $600 range... or cheaper if you get them subsidized. In short... I can walk into a store and purchase a Samsung phone or an Apple phone for the same price.
A company's margin refers to how efficient they are in the development and manufacturing process. Apple can buy 60 million parts at one time if they have to... and they usually at a discount. And...
I'm calling it... iPad Mini
The regular iPad already has bigger icons and screen elements than the iPhone... so those won't be any harder to press. The slight reduction in size won't matter too much.
Think of the iPad Mini like a paperback... to the iPad's hardcover.
Now wait a minute... the PC manufacturers have to answer to shareholders too. They are all in business to make money.
But that's starting to become an issue. Remember when both HP and Dell were toying around with the idea about getting out of the PC business?
That's because "cheap and plentiful" doesn't pay the bills. Well... it does... but just barely.
The PC manufactuers all make basically the same product... Windows PCs. And they are all in competition with each...
One or two Android models are top sellers.... but don't forget all those other cheaper phones that make up the rest of the Android lineup.
Do you think every one of those 850,000 Android activations a day worldwide are premium phones?
I never understood the "we sell more" argument from Android fans... especially when it's comprised of so many mid to low-end phones.
Shouldn't all those crappy phones weight against Android as a platform?
I get email on my iPhone through GMail/Exchange faster than I do on my desktop with GMail notifications.
As for QWERTY keyboards... more phones are sold without keyboards these days.
And judging by RIM's recent earnings call... it looks like the Blackberry's spectacular keyboards are no longer in great demand.