In truth, I more or less forgot about them. BBM is pretty big, and the Blackberry, at least a year or two ago, was South America's iPhone. It was my mistake to have not mentioned them.
As for Windows Phone 7, I'm skeptical as to how big that's going to get. They really at this point only have the Windows fans, very little public attention. Once the Mango comes out and they start advertising, they may have a bigger foothold, but I doubt they'll reach the success of Android. I do like what they're doing with tablets, however.
If you will accept that iOS will continue to grow as long as they add features then why can't the same be true for WP7?
How is everything in almost every mobile thread a good thing for WP7? This thread doesn't have much to do with it. Why would they convert to WP7? WebOS was based on multitasking, and many WebOS users were into the "hacker" side of things. Honestly, that does sound like Android to me over WP7.
Really? Every major Android handset maker except Motorola makes Wp7 devices. Not only that, They add nokia to the mix, the "Chosen Son" of WP7. That doesn't (yet) exist on android.
That may or may not be true, but they have nothing to do with this thread
God, not that statistic. You realize, at the time it was made, there was nearly as much time to wait for 2015 as there was time passed since the first iPhone release? My point, nobody has a freaking clue what will happen in the next years with mobile OS's. Think of how things have changed for Apple, RIM, Windows Mobile, Palm, and Android in the last few years. Do you think someone speculating a few months after the iPhone 2G launch could have seen the market today?
Don't listen to predictions talking about 4 years in the future. They are little more than blowing smoke.
WebOS is a competitor to WP7, hopefully you see the correlation and not continue on this "has nothing to do with this thread" tangent. You can either refute my points or don't read my post at all, you're more than entitled to your views just as I am entitled to mine.
It may or may not be true, but my point is that it's most likely true that's why I made several data points. That's why they're called predictions... When the iPhone launched, it's current position wasn't all that surprising given the success it had initially... So I don't completely buy into your 'unpredictable future' stance.
Every major handset manufacturer may make a Windows Phone 7 but there are far more Android distros on far more carriers than there are for Windows Phone 7. With less SKUs, on less carriers, and more expensive handsets, it's no wonder it hasn't been a runaway success.
Another stat: WP7's app store is growing faster than Androids
Being "hackable" is not an incentive for the hackers. Oh and WP7 can't be hacked at all /sar