Steve Ballmer, 2007:
Right now we’re selling millions and millions and millions of phones a year. Apple is selling zero phones a year.
Steve Ballmer, a few months later:
It’s sort of a funny question. Would I trade 96% of the market for 4% of the market? (Laughter.) I want to have products that appeal to everybody.
Now we’ll get a chance to go through this again in phones and music players. There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.
Steve Ballmer, yesterday:
Mobile devices. We have almost no share.
The iPhone accounted for over 51 percent Verizon’s smartphones activated in Q2.
In a market that was once dominated by domestic manufactures, and in some ways it still is, Apple is now king.
This is not only for smartphones, but all mobile phones!
It’s good to know that they agree their products sucks. It’s better than being in denial. Now, lets see some more competitive smartphones.
I wanted to love this device because the amazing display, but less than 5 hours of battery life is not going to cut it.
This makes a stolen phone in the US less valuable and will hopefully mitigate theft in the future.
Q3 sales down 48% YOY and profits down 54% YOY, this is surprising since their products this year has been relatively good.
Very impressive Q3 numbers! 110% YOY growth (55mil) in smartphone shipments is stunning no matter how you slice it.
HTC’s new J Butterfly has a 5-inch, 1080P Super LCD 2 screen with 440ppi - sounds stunning!
Maps is a non issue among most consumers.
Better late than never.