Originally Posted by jeffharris
Motorola made ONE nice phone. That was it.
The RAZR was/is ONLY a phone with a few extra features. It looked much nicer than the competition. The problem with motorola, is it was a one-shot/one-trick-pony. They had no ultimate plan to push the RAZR.
The iPhone is a PLATFORM and is SO much more than a mere phone, MORE than just nice looking hardware. It's the the OS, the software and the entire iTunes ecosystem. The phone aspect is almost secondary on some levels. Apple has a long term strategy. A strategy that I think we're just beginning to see unfold.
I can't wait until somebody writes "The iPod Story" sometime down the road!
I would agree, but it is a little more complicated than that.... Motorola sold 150 Million RAZRs world wide, it was the best selling cell phone, however, because "everyone" had one, people were no longer interested in having one.
As countless people pointed out as well as myself, Apple has it target market and will eek out every $ out of that market as they can, then move down the ladder and food chain, at some point people will not longer be interested since it not different.
Unlike computer which tend to hid under the desk, (until apple came along) cell phones are more of a fashion statement and show others they are important. So the question is will the iphone fall to the same tend, maybe, or maybe and maybe people will related more to what the phone can do then about how they appear to others.
I know plenty of people who ask my wife how she likes her iphone, wish they could afford it or justify it, then they went out and got a blackberry since they could get a deal on it.
I use to get the same thing with my RAZR, people would ask me about it all the time say how cool it was and wish they could afford one. Gave it to my son to use and now his friends laugh that he got a RAZR, it so uncool now. They do not have iphones, they got the phones with keyboard, that is cool to them.