Android Is Destroying Everyone, Especially RIM -- iPhone Dead In Water

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 11:17
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Android Is Destroying Everyone, Especially RIM -- iPhone Dead In Water

Tags: android | iPhone | tablet | windows 8

Google's OS has gained an astonishing 7 points of market share in the US smartphone market in the past three months, RIM's market share over the same period collapsed, dropping almost 5 points and Apple's iPhone share increased slightly. Source

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I have been a loyal blackberry user for many years and finaly made a switch to a new device.  My switch to this new device was easier for me as I have been using the iPad for about 6 months and yes I chose the iPhone.  

 

So far the experience has been fantastic and I have seen an improvement in productivity.  My CRM has an app, my enterprise email was easy to setup.

 

However, I do agree with the article above in reference to apple's long term viability as we are starting to seeing signs of history repeating itself. 

 

Between the android picking up momentum in the phone market and windows 8 ariving in the tablet market it will be interesting to see how apple responds.  I am a big fan of the iPad (version 1) but i am not seeing the value of moving to the iPad 2 just yet.

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Joshco0752
I love how people like to bury Apple. Those who write those articles seem to forget that Apple is a niche company, albeit a very large niche company. As a result, they never go for market domination. With Jobs at the helm, they seem to have a pretty good idea who their customer is and they stay within that customer group.
Joshco0752 , April 06, 2011
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agluck
If Apple is a niche company, then so is General Motors, Ford and Microsoft.
agluck , April 06, 2011
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Joshco0752
Apple is a niche company because of who they sell to and how they go about selling to their "people". GM, Ford and Microsoft try to be and are mass market companies. Apple has an attitude about who they are, what they do and how they do it. Those who are Apple customers buy into that story.....and, that's why Apple is a niche company and the others aren't. It's also why they maintain a closed environment for their products.
Joshco0752 , April 07, 2011
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BrianEdelman
I think Andy and I understand what niche company is as we put that fact right in the names of our respective companies "Advisor Products and Financial Computer Services. :) As I stated above i am a big fan of the iPhone and iPad products however, have not sipped the apple kool aid. I also understand Apple's closed application strategy as they are trying to protect their very loyal customers. The fact is that google's strategy of not policing applicatins is working as the momentum is clearly in the android market.
BrianEdelman , April 07, 2011
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Joshco0752
No question that Android will have a much larger market share than Apple. My point is that Apple has a particular audience they play to and they understand that in most instances that doesn't mean the mass market, which makes it a niche company. Whether this is a good or bad thing depends on your point of view of niche companies.

One thing you can't argue about with Apple is that their particular niche strategy works well for them as a company as well as the profitability their company has.
Joshco0752 , April 07, 2011

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