iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:09:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Microsoft to Apple: The iPhone 4 is your Vista Wed, 14 Jul 2010 23:53:46 +0000 Read More]]> Who could forget Microsoft’s PR nightmare with Windows Vista? It seemed like everyone had something bad to say about Vista. Even Microsoft fan boys joined the party when it came to mocking Microsoft over Windows Vista. Over the last several weeks, however, the same atmosphere that existed during the Vista launch seems to exist over the iPhone 4 launch.

It did not take much for technical writers, bloggers, reviewers, David Letterman to get in on the action. But one of the most interesting comments about the ongoing antenna issues with the new iPhone 4 were spoken today by Microsoft COO Kevin Turner.

Speaking at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Mr Turner said: “It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I’m okay with that.” In what has become a staple of mockery for Apple, he went on to say: “One of the things I want to make sure you know today is that you’re going to be able to use a Windows Phone 7 and not have to worry about how you’re holding it to make a phone call.”

While many are calling these comments rude and uncalled for considering the number of issues that Microsoft has had in the past with product launches (who could forget Vista and Microsoft Bob?), it is a perfect representation of how people feel about this issue. One could say that Apple itself invited comments such as this one when they decided to teach the world how to hold a cell phone. What is certain is that by making these comments, Mr Turner has put his company in a hard position. Should anything go wrong with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 launch, these comments are going to come back right at him.

What do you think about these comments? Do you think Microsoft will have a smooth Windows Phone 7 launch? Let us know your thought on this matter.

Top Gear pokes fun at the iPhone 4 Death Grip

]]> 1 Blackberry Coming Under Pressure from Apple and Google for Market Share Wed, 14 Jul 2010 17:58:48 +0000 Read More]]> It seems that the fairytale success of the Blackberry is coming under increasing pressure from both Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) , as demand for iPhone 4 and Android handsets, and their increasing market share steadily encroaches on RIM’s market dominance.

A recent survey from ChangeWave Research completed at the end of June, prior to the iPhone 4 launch, shows that RIM is holding onto its market lead by its fingernails.

In terms of current share, Apple (34%) is up 1-pt since our March survey to an all-time high while RIM (34%) has taken another hit – dropping 4-pts in the past 90 days.

When questioned, 52% of the people surveyed by ChangeWave confirmed that if they were going to buy a new mobile phone in the next 90 days it would be an Apple iPhone.

Largely forgotten now, Palm holds onto barely 1% of the mobile marketplace, which makes it sadly irrelevant.

It bears repeating that this survey was completed prior to the iPhone 4 going on sale, but at that point Apple led in customer satisfaction over other manufacturers. 73% of Apple customers stated that they were happy with their device. It will be interesting to revisit this particular figure in a couple of months when the current iPhone 4 issues have been clarified.

What chance does Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 have in this marketplace we have to wonder.

Do you think Apple and Google will crush RIM, as they appear to have done to Palm? And do you think that Microsofts latest mobile phone, after their Kin disaster, will fair any better? Let us know your thoughts in the comments…

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