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A new report on CNNmoney.com highlights what sounds like an epic battle straight out of Star Wars. But when you think about it, writer David Goldman has a point in...
12-19-2009, 01:13 PM #1
iPhone: Attack of The Clones
A new report on CNNmoney.com highlights what sounds like an epic battle straight out of Star Wars. But when you think about it, writer David Goldman has a point in his postulation that Apple shouldn't think it has already vanquished its 2010 competition. Next year, after all, could introduce an impressive array of mobile gadgets potentially more futuristic than anything from Star Wars itself.
Okay, get the image of Steve Jobs with a lightsaber out of your head and consider the following:
Just when it seemed like none of the iPhone copycats that have been hitting the market stood a chance against Apple's iconic smartphone, some new evidence is emerging that shows iPhone clones are getting a second wind.
Earlier this week, data tracker comScore revealed research indicating that "interest in the iPhone" is plateauing, all the while iPhone clones are gaining ground in the smartphone market.
According to the report, 17% of consumers who are shopping for a smartphone intend to buy a phone that runs Google's Android operating system, compared with 20% who plan to buy an iPhone. That gap is much narrower than the last study, which showed only 7% were going to buy an Android-powered phone, with 21% planning to buy an iPhone.
Analysts say the iPhone copycats are getting better, and many are even adding their own unique features like multitasking, physical keyboards and open-source operating systems.
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12-19-2009, 01:18 PM #2
Putting the Blackberry Storm in the category of "iPhone clone/killer" is a little lofty IMO.
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12-19-2009, 01:24 PM #3
how can you even call them "clones", if you are talking about those knock offs that were sold in china awhile back then yea those are clones the look and functions are remotley close. HTC, blackberry are notOriginally Posted by ??????
12-19-2009, 01:41 PM #4
i think that the iphone will always end up on top.
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12-19-2009, 01:56 PM #5
Not that it really matters that they're getting better the second time around, Apple will put out the 4th gen iPhone and it'll be the same thing over again. I'd actually prefer more ppl buying and using other phones like the HTC and Droid..that way we wouldn't have to hear ppl complain about Apple even though they own an Apple iPhone!
12-19-2009, 01:57 PM #6
I wouldn't mind getting an android phone, that might be my next phone. I hear a lot of things about it at work and I do get a lot of customers calling in asking when we're getting an android phone. Granted ATT is getting that motorola one coming out soon I like to pretend that one doesn't exist.
12-19-2009, 05:00 PM #7
I own a Droid . . . it's a letdown
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12-19-2009, 05:04 PM #8
Android shows a lot of promise as an OS - but it needs some well designed hardware to run on. It is the combination of OS and hardware that make sthe iPhone unbeatable at the moment.
The alternatives have a long way to go IMHO.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
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12-19-2009, 06:12 PM #13
I wouldn't use the word 'clone' as a clone is pretty much an exact duplicate. Copy-cat is much better. Wannabe is more accurate. And good luck to all the wannabes!
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12-19-2009, 06:30 PM #15
I am sure Apple has many good things coming our way for the 4G!
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12-19-2009, 08:13 PM #16
To be honest, The blackberry storm sucks. I own a blackberry curve now which i am very glad about, since i have a data plan for it. The Android operating system if you ask me, is a complete let down. The most used excuse i hear everyday is "oh yeah the droid, it looks so good, it's the best phone ever". If you remember years ago when the Razor came out, think about what everyone was saying than, Now everybody hates that phone.iPhone 4 16GB Jailbroken/Unlocked for T-Mobile USA with all the bells and whistles.
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12-19-2009, 11:00 PM #18
i love the phone but i love the service that apple puts on to back up their phones its amazing and thats why i love livin the iPhone life
12-19-2009, 11:15 PM #19
My friend has a blackberry storm. They used to have an iPhone until it broke and they switched because AT&T's service was crap anyways. The storm is really complicated and not even close to as good as an iPhone in any way except that it
makes calls. My friend's dad had an iphone, and now it's deactivated. I told my friend about unlocking though DDDDIf i helped, don't be afraid to hit the thanks button. It won't bite!!!!
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12-19-2009, 11:32 PM #20
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