Originally Posted by extremeskater
Thats great 17% of the worldwide smartphone in 2 years. Did that put anyone out of business?
It effectively killed Windows Mobile. MS has chosen to try again in late 2010. So poor, long-suffering MS fans will have to wait another
year to get something, anything, that might very well end up sucking only marginally less than the previous failure. It has all but buried the Pre. Carriers are practically giving them away now. Motorola was forced to rethink its strategy completely. No one's really out of business. Most of the tech outfits that can afford to market a smartphone in the first place will have enough in the tank absorb failures, although some have their doubts about Palm.
Will the iPhone ever be #1? Again, you tell me. 17% in two years, about to overtake RIM, with Nokia in a downward slide. Will you settle for a strong #2 in a year's time?
Deliberately acting unimpressed just for the sake of doing so or because you have a fetish for playing the contrarian, simply raises more questions about why you're camping an Apple fansite in the first place.