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04.28.12

The Decline of Apple and Microsoft in Phones

Posted in Apple, GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft at 3:42 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Android continues to have real impact in the mobile market whereas Windows has none; The company could ‘pull an Elop’ again

THE RISE OF Linux is marked by the decline of some lucrative Apple-branded products — integrated products which face a really big challenge from Android. I was close to buying an Android tablet yesterday as the vast majority of tablets on the shelves run Android; none runs Windows. Microsoft and Apple can hardly do anything but sue at this stage; they just don’t know how else to win. Mr. Pogson shows that the manager of Microsoft’s phone effort left only to join another company and he adds: “Come on, Phoney “7″ shows at 0.08% of page views on Wikimedia, and 0.67% of the mobile page views.”

The report says it’ a marketing person:

The well-known provider of mobile Internet services confirmed Monday that it has hired Gavin Kim to the newly created position of Chief Product Officer.

According to details made available in an official press release, Gavin will lead NQ Mobile’s product, solutions and strategic partnerships.

Sound like another potential Elop. The thing about Elop is, not only did he help assassinate MeeGo; he also helped “weaponise” Nokia’s patents (see MOSAID for example). The Microsoft cult is not to be underestimated. It needs to be watched.

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2 Comments

  1. Michael said,

    April 28, 2012 at 10:08 am

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    Apple? Declining? They *grew* 94% last year, largely based on the growth of their phones!

    http://goo.gl/oglA9

    Apple profits surge 94% on sales of 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads

    The Company sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 88 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 11.8 million iPads during the quarter, a 151 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter.

    And this is what you call a *decline*. An 88% unit growth from last year!

    LOL! Really… that is just insane. For you up is down and black is white. The idea that Apple’s phone business is declining is just loony. It is growing amazingly fast… as has been for years.

  2. NotZed said,

    April 28, 2012 at 11:24 pm

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    What do you want a tablet for, and 10″ or 7″?

    10″ is a bit unwieldy, and yet still not big enough to view most web pages/pdfs’ without juggling zoom/pan (and search is a pain). Media playing is so so. And the ‘app store’ is full of rubbish – most of it is 90′s pc shareware type crap at best.

    I just got one to develop a client application: for a turn-key application platform they’re quite cute, but as a general purpose computing device – or even information/entertainment platform – they leave a bit to be desired.

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