incrediBILL - 10:43 pm on Jul 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
The momentum this year belongs to Apple products because consumers seem to like them more than other brands.
Well that's a nice candy coated view of iWanks because they only have a single unfriendly source to buy from so it's pretty easy to see a herd of them nestled outside some single source store. The rest of us are easily found spread out amongst the vast competition in stores with names like Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile, and not hovering outside an iChurch waiting to get our next communion wafer-thin phone.
It seems that as US population is aging, consumers want one standard user friendly system, for their computer, phone, tablet, entertainment center, and guess who have it?
Most of the people I know, people with actual money, seem to have Windows PCs, laptops and netbooks paired with BB, Android, even (gasp) LG and Samsung phones. Even those people that got forced into using some pile of iJunk still don't also use their computers.
Heck, my nephew has some iLaptop mess but he still uses a BB phone.
Of course he lives in NY and we know how good iReception is in NY :)
All this is irrelevant because the real issue I see with Microsoft trying to get back into the phone market in a major way is trying to push some of the current contenders out of the way and that means entering the playing field posting a LOSS just to get shelf space, something alien to the MS mentality.
Not to mention the fact that the current players, in a way better position, will cut margins like crazy to keep MS out of the loop if they're smart.