Originally Posted by extremeskater
I kind of agree. Do we not expect the iPhone market to be a good bit larger then the Android market?
I expect Android to be much larger marketshare than iPhone after it matures.
The iPhone and Android both came out the same year within a months of each other, and despite the 'out of the gate" momentum for iPhone compared to the T-Mobile G1 Android should be outpacing the iPhone in unit sales and eventually overtake every device in the market in terms of unit sales and overall unit market share. It's the nature of the beast. Neither RiM nor Apple want to play that game, and I don't think Nokia knows what game it's playing.
WinMo7 has a chance to be more profitable than WinMo is right now as this category of computing is growing rapidly and will soon outpace desktop OS sales per quarter. But it won't beat the install base of a free, open mobile OS being used by dozens companies and counting.
WinMo's clear advantage over Android and where it will compete most with iPhone and Blackberry is in the corporate world. I've seen nothing from Android yet that tells me they wish to take that market seriously, but I don't think they have to in order to be successful for their vendors.
By they way I had a chance to use the new EVO 4G yesterday. That phone is about as close to perfect as you can get. What I really like about it is an 8 megapixel cam which will take 720p video and 1.3 front mounted cam for video chatting. Being in ATL I have full 4G coverage so the download speeds were really nice.
I played with one, too. It's quite nice. I have mixed feeling about HTC Sense UI. In some places they make it better, but in others it's clearly more convoluted.
The display was a little big for my tastes. I like a phone that fits in the pocket more easily. However, I see this as a clear win for the HTC especially since it's between 1.60 (16:10) and 1.78 (16:9) aspect ratio with 1.67. In other words, Apple can't go with a 4.3" display without making the phone excessively wide or by changing the 1.50 (3:2) aspect ratio, which would be a boondoggle for their developers requiring yet another universal app for the iPhone OS.
I wasn't able to compare the camera images outside the device or use it outside in direct sunlight. Also, the 1.3Mpx front-facing camera is more marketing than anything else, except for taking self portraits. 1.3Mpx translates to a resolution of 1280x1024, which is way to large for video chat. I assume this is reduced to about 0.3Mpx (640x480 resolution) or less for video conferencing. I didn't find a video conferencing app or have another EVO to which to test it.
All in all, it's the best Android phone I've used and thought about buying one to test, but with the iPhone coming out so soon I opted against it. I look forward to seeing how WiMAX stands up to AT&T's 3G and Verizon's LTE in throughput, latency and power usage.
Not sure how its going to stack up against the new iPhone but it was the best Android phone I have used by far.
The EVO 4G has a 217ppi. The current iPhone has a 171ppi, which was comparatively high when it came out in 2007. The next iPhone is rumored to have a 343ppi.
For comparison the Moto Droid has 265ppi, currently the highest I have seen. The Nexus One and Droid Incredible have a 252ppi, using the same aspect ratio and pixel count as the EVO 4G, but on a 3.7" display. While the EVO 4G has a lower ppi for a modern Android phone the screen real estate and quality more than make up for that and shouldn't be a deterrent for buyers.
The next iPhone will surely be the highest and best smartphone display again, but will also likely get trumped again in short order. With such a pixel count I don't expect Apple to change the resolution for at least 3 years again, if not more, only increasing the quality of the LCD panel itself.