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Prove it is wrong. Journalism is just reporting. Compare that to someone that thinks of new ideas. How has journalism made life better or easier? Sure an author wrote about a flying machine, but it took an innovator to make it happen. Much akin to management, they don’t innovate, they just oversee it.
If you want to get into your profession, a journalist is there to write about a story, not influence the story. Is LR an opinion site or a news site?
Since you like statistics. 1/3 of the iPhoney sales come from the US. So, without the US sales, the iPhoney would be dead. AT&T activated 15.2 million of them during 2010 and Apple sold 47.5 million during the year.
You also liked to show negative numbers for Symbian. As I said, statistics can be used to say anything you want. Nokia shipped 67.7 million smartphones in 2009 where Apple did 25.1 million. In 2010, Apple shipped 47.5 million and Nokia shipped 100.3 million. Apple increased their sales by 22 million and Nokia increased their by nearly 33 million. Apple has a greater percentage increase, but what counts is units shipped, not the percentage.
As for music. You don’t need to offer a music service in order to be music capable. You can use the existing music service the user has as long as the music is not protected.
As for Moto. If it wasn’t for Android, they would be out of business. So has Android helped them? Yes, but what do they have to follow it up with? They had the RAZR and that strung them along for a few years before they were back with nothing. The same will happen again. So Moto is not a good example as they have nothing else in their arsenal. Nokia shipped over 435 million phones in 2010 and 100 million were smartphones. How many phones did Moto ship?
If we look at Q3 to Q4 2010. Apple had 24.3 and 25% marketshare in the US. So their sales were relatively flat. How does that bode for them? They have peaked on the GSM side so their only hope is Verizon. Some of those sales will come from AT&T. Apple has another year of growth and that is it.
Nokia will stick with MeeGo and Symbian. The high-end feature phones being MeeGo. The apps will run on both and Ovi will support both.
Why does Nokia need to offer music? Is that even a winning combination these days? Nokia can sync with iTunes music, so why does Nokia need to offer music services when they can just use what is already there? Where is the Android music store? You brought the music portion up, not me. How about the RIM music store, where is it? WebOS music store? They just tried to use iTunes to sync the music by making their devices look like an iPod. They all seem to be missing, if Apple wants it, let them have it. Nokia tried the music service and it failed, it is not that they did it wrong, it is just that people didn’t need yet another music store. Yahoo, Walmart, MSN all tried the music store game and lost.
Ovi will be used for the app store but unlike Apple, you won’t be tied to it. Nokia has long-term developers that have stuck with them. Compare that to Apple where more and more developers are getting fed up with the Apple police. Different rules for different companies and constantly changing rules that hurt the small developers.
Isn’t an app software? So how can Ovi sell software and apps?
How will Andorid help Nokia? You have yet to answer that. You have manufacturers that just undercut everyone. How does that help margins? Android manufacturers have to make their phones standout, make changes to the OS/GUI to differentiate their products. How does that help developers? You have a mix of low-end hardware and high-end and some apps won’t run on some phones. Is that an sustainable ecosystem?