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[VR-Zone] Google's Miner: We will outsell the iPhone

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Search giant Google is certainly full of confidence when it comes to Android, arguing that it will have a much larger market than Apple's device.

Apple's small and tightly controlled market has often come up in criticism of that company's overall strategy. By locking itself to a small list of approved carriers, Apple may be hamstringing itself in sales.

So far, Apple has managed to sell some four million or more phones. However, some doubt the company's ability to meet its own 10 million unit sales goal for 2008 unless it significantly broadens its market worldwide
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The definately need to widen the spectrum. I cannot purchase one of these phones as there isn't a carrier in the uppder midwest. North/South Dakota/Montana.
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The only way the iPhone will sell the 10m figure by the end of 2008, is to open up the SDK side of things. I'm not liking the idea of Apple giving people the ability to make apps for the phone fairly easily, and then taking that away by making it such a controlled situation. Only able to make specific things, in Apples way of making things...

Not really what i had in mind when i saw the SDK hit the market...

The whole idea behind Android is that you can do anything you want. No restrictions. The only real thing that will slow this down is going to be the hardware abilities, not the software...

I agree in what Google thinks. It will do better than the iPhone for sure.
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Apple is making the same mistake it did with PC:
Mac: dedicated hardware + software
PC: Multi-vendor hardware + Windows (or Linux)

iPhone: dedicated hardware + software
Google: Multi-vendor hardware + Android (or Windows Mobile)

Steve really didn't learn anything did he.
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Originally Posted by iewgnem View Post
Apple is making the same mistake it did with PC:
Mac: dedicated hardware + software
PC: Multi-vendor hardware + Windows (or Linux)

iPhone: dedicated hardware + software
Google: Multi-vendor hardware + Android (or Windows Mobile)

Steve really didn't learn anything did he.

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no iphone for me...until mac decides to broaden its carriers
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