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Canalys today published its final Q4 2010 global country-level smart phone market data, which revealed that Google's Android has become the leading platform. Shipments of Android-based smart phones reached 32.9 million, while devices running Nokia's Symbian platform trailed slightly at 31.0 million worldwide.
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Meh. Knew it would happen.
It's only because what, 5-6 even more of the top phone manufactures are producing Android phones.
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Meh. Knew it would happen.
It's only because what, 5-6 even more of the top phone manufactures are producing Android phones.
Though still in rumorland, there are talks of Nokia considering switching to a "competitor" OS. It could possibly well be Android, since it's like the MeeGo platform it's developing.

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GG Apple as well.
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This was being talked about last night on TWiT. Since the new CEO of Nokia came from Microsoft, they are speculating they might diddle in Windows Phone 7. If not, then Android. But I would like to see more Windows Phone 7 devices. Interesting platform if more and more companies can produce them. I personally wouldn't mind one, I like the OS.
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This was being talked about last night on TWiT. Since the new CEO of Nokia came from Microsoft, they are speculating they might diddle in Windows Phone 7. If not, then Android. But I would like to see more Windows Phone 7 devices. Interesting platform if more and more companies can produce them. I personally wouldn't mind one, I like the OS.
Yeah, it's either WP7 or Android on this one. Either one is good. But Nokia better make its decision quick or else it might fall further behind and finally lose out in the smartphone industry.
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It's sad to see the state of Nokia. I mean, to be honest. They are an amazing phone manufacture, their quality is top notch. But their OS is so outdated, they really need to get with the times. Symbian will not keep them afloat.
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It's sad to see the state of Nokia. I mean, to be honest. They are an amazing phone manufacture, their quality is top notch. But their OS is so outdated, they really need to get with the times. Symbian will not keep them afloat.
True. The same happened in the case of Motorola; it had success with the RAZR line and then fell largely behind to near-bankruptcy as it still held on to its archaic platforms, namely P2K and Linux. It laid dormant until it joined the Open Handset Alliance and regained market share with the Droid series and beyond.

I actually hope Nokia would survive as it is an excellent hardware manufacturer. More competition breeds better products in this particular industry.
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I have never really been a Motorola kind of guy, even though I have owned one or two RAZR's in my time. But then again, who hasn't? I think I even have one in the drawer somewhere with a dead battery lol.

The phones that Motorola is coming out with, just don't appeal to me. Like the Motorola Droid Pro. I think it's ugly, they tried to hard to make it look like a Blackberry. I like the Droid & Droid 2, but I don't like the keyboard layout.

I always have been a Blackberry & also a HTC kind of guy. If I didn't have a Blackberry, I had a HTC phone. I loved Windows Mobile (I know, I know...) but the reason for that was because of the support from XDA-Developers. I loved customizing my phone. But after I got my hands into Blackberry and their Blackberry Internet Service. I have been hooked ever since. Though I don't like that I can't run apps etc etc. But sometimes, it's a good thing not to have too many distractions near me since I'm ADD and I can deff loose focus lol.
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We have our own preferences in terms of hardware manufacturers. I for one will stick to Moto for its durable phones (dropped my RAZR lots of times, still held on) but of course I could adapt to using others from, say Samsung and HTC. Been a blast using the Epic 4G and EVO.

But at the end of the day, these guys are still basically under the Android roof, so people can get the same experience as the other guy sporting a different phone. Just love XDA support too.
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Of course, of course. I have always loved my Blackberry's and my HTC phones because no matter how much abuse I put them through, they worked all the time. I took my HTC Tilt for a swim in the Potomac River and noticed I had it in my pocket. Put in rice for a couple of days, and she was perfect. Not to mention the dropping I put my Blackberry though. All I have ever needed for my Blackberry's was a silicone cover and I was set. Pristine condition when I sell them. But I'm with you there on the pain I put my RAZR's though and they held up just fine.

I have to say though, my brother bought the Samsung Captivate and I must say. I really like it. I always want to steal it from him and start diddling with some Android ROM's etc from XDA. My other brother has the HTC Aria. Too small for my tastes.
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