- 06-23-2007, 12:22 PM #76
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- 06-23-2007, 12:44 PM #80
While AT&T has a five-year exclusive on the device in the United States, 67 percent of those who were most inclined to purchase an iPhone are subscribers on other carrier networks.
- 06-23-2007, 01:51 PM #82
I am a huge HTC fan. My last 4 phones are the Treo 750, the 8525, 8125 and SX66. I still think the SX66 is the greatest phone ever...it was just crippled by an awful WM2003 and crappy BT. If they remade the SX66 with the latest technology, I think a lot of people would love the large screen with the benefit of a portrait sliding keyboard. The side-sliders are a huge inconvenience for those of us that frequently need to type.
- 06-23-2007, 02:01 PM #83
- 06-23-2007, 02:10 PM #85
Yeah I'll try the iPhone, but you know that HTC will be dropping new devices like candy to compete. The Touch is released already, in certain countries. That didn't take long at all.
This statement may hold true one day, but not today, or anytime soon. Apple won't release a 3G iPhone for at least another year, they'd be foolish to do otherwise
- 06-23-2007, 02:27 PM #86
Surur With every post like this you demean yorself...
What I don't get is how you feel you will convince people you have serious issues to raise about what you see as the shortcomings of the iPHONE when you getting into pissing matches with people like this.
You have turned into a caricature of yourself.
Come on man you know a lot of what people will write responding to your postings will be emotional and unable to be documented but your belittling responses demean you more then they do the person you are responding to.
If you have to post a response to something that you disagree be a little "Bigger" then you have been over that last few days.
You have a lot of good points and a lot, I have no idea where you find the time to post so much, of good posts but you have slipped into this "Troll" like mode.
- 06-23-2007, 02:37 PM #87
We need to realize that we are comparing, bragging about, hating, b-tching about a phone that no one has ever seen. There's no substance to any of this, until people can actually respond with FACTS. That's why this forum is so great, every argument here is about speculation.
What surur says right now really doesn't matter, and he knows this, yet everyone keeps getting on him for statements. Too funny...
- 06-23-2007, 02:42 PM #88
A lot of people wont' break contracts or switch to what we may feel is inferior service for a phone.
- 06-23-2007, 02:43 PM #89
Had hoped for more then BullSh!T here but ...
- 06-23-2007, 02:48 PM #90
Is there any info on this, I think people will...
And as people who are now month to month, as I have been since April, will be drawn to make a jump.
Hype or no hype AT&T will see an increase in subscribers.
My opinion no facts to back it up just experience in dealing with human nature.
- 06-23-2007, 02:53 PM #91
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- 06-24-2007, 08:43 PM #97
And I will gaurantee that a 3G iPhone will be out in less than a year from now. That will be pretty huge also.
- 06-24-2007, 08:54 PM #98
Would you say that the ipod was unsuccessful through their isolationist model of vendors, fixed pricing, restrictive 3rd party licensing and non-standard hardware (like the audio jacks and reversed video polarity so that your normal cables from other devices wouldn't work). And itunes, IMO, is much more restrictive than many download mechanisms.
Sprint/Nextel is quickly becoming a non-issue in the market as everyone else rolls out Push to Talk and Cingular/ATT's 3G network continues to spread. Look at how desparate they are just to get ATT out of Nascar (LOL). T-Mobile will hang around because they are innovative. But their lack of bundled services and inability to land exclusive deals with vendors will keep them slowly losing market share to Verizon and ATT. It won't be long until it is a 2 horse race.
Everyone that wants an iPhone will happily beat a path to ATT's door and throw cash at the clueless CSR's.
Regardless, we will all know who is wrong and who is right in just a few months.
- 06-24-2007, 09:37 PM #99
- 06-24-2007, 11:36 PM #100
Originally Posted by conekkted
How much market share of all cell phones do you think the iPhone will garner? There are over 100 WM devices worldwide and 1 iPhone, 1 network.
Do you think it'll be huge in Europe on a single network, where selection is king? What about Korea or Japan (places where HTC "and everybody else" do business)? China?
Lets not talk about market share and the iPhone. They will be a profitable but niche market. What about all the people who make <$30k a year? Will they be buying a $600 phone or the free one they get for signing up? What about our rapidly aging population? Seniors with iPhones?
Maybe in 5 years, if there is a range of iPhones and on multi-networks, then maybe they'll have a shot.