“Apple’s iPhone has dominated the smart-phone market the past couple of years, tearing down would be ‘iPhone killers’ almost on a monthly basis. This could soon change with the new Droid. Coupled with Google’s open-source software, Verizon’s blazing network and Motorola’s new-age design, the Droid makes for a powerful Apple-directed dagger.”
“The development of mobile phones will be similar in PCs. Even with the Mac, Apple has attracted much attention at first, but they have still remained a niche manufacturer. That will be in mobile phones as well.”
Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s chief strategist, 30 Nov 2009
Sadly, I have to agree about the inevitable (?) decline of Apple. I have recently been researching the new iPad alternatives such as the Amazon Fire, and recently had a look at the new Kobo offerings in WH Smith - not bad at all, and look at the price.
How about the new Google Chromebook laptop for £229? SSD hard drive, but who needs a huge memory in these days of a spreading cloud? The screen is only 11", but this is the same as my MacBook Air and perfectly adequate for most purposes.
I wonder what others think?
Hopefully this will start a good debate. I would like to see this forum coming back to life, together with the podcast too of course!
“Google phone Nexus One, whose launch is one of the most-awaited ones in 2010, boasts of tech specs that make iPhone look like a wimp. Wow! Other smartphones, especially iPhone, better watch out for Nexus One because it looks like one nasty, hungry beast on the prowl. Besides, we all hate blood spills.”
“7 Reasons Why The Windows 7 Phone Is THE iPhone Killer The sleeping giant is back. With yesterday’s announcement of the new Windows Phone 7 I believe we are seeing the rise of Phone 7 as the iPhone killer. Forget Android, this is the one you need to pay attention to.”
1. Tiles 2. Hub Strategy 3. Sexy Apps, Lots of Apps 4. Games 5. A Great App Marketplace 6. Email 7. Mesh.
Jamie Riddell, CEO of Digital Tomorrow Today, 16 March 2010
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Will Green: iconfessimageek Hello of old friend, Slack was such a mistake but nobody gets it right all the time :-)
Apr 25, 2019 21:13:34 GMT
Will Green: I'm really looking forward to iOS 13, at the moment the iPad hardware is way ahead of the OS. My MacBook Pro was accidentally broken, so when going on business or interviews I take my iPad. The files app seems very clumsy as it is.
Apr 25, 2019 21:20:48 GMT
Will Green: So I'm looking forward to seeing what iOS 13 has to offer.
Apr 25, 2019 21:21:23 GMT
Will Green: Hello Mr. Cat, are you going to join us again?
Apr 25, 2019 21:29:00 GMT
gavin: William you big sexy hunk of beef!
May 9, 2019 14:05:52 GMT
Steven W: 'Ey up lads & lasses, how are we all?
Aug 9, 2019 5:49:42 GMT
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Jan 23, 2021 22:50:07 GMT
Will Green: Bugger. I know nobody reads this anymore, but I just wanted to say, if you or a family member or friend have been hit by this horrible disease , my thoughts and love are with you.
Jan 23, 2021 22:56:26 GMT
ajs: Hello everyone, I hope you and your families are keeping safe and well. Will I hope you are OK and hopefully one day in the not to distant future you will be able to produce another of your great podcasts, we all need cheering up in these difficult times.
Feb 7, 2021 10:12:43 GMT