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MacBytes
Dec 20, 2007, 11:37 PM
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SthrnCmfrtr
Dec 20, 2007, 11:38 PM
.09% vs. .06%?

w00t, I guess...

baby.better
Dec 20, 2007, 11:44 PM
the iPhone accounted for just 0.09% of the operating system market share that Net Applications measured.

Windows Mobile, on the other hand, accounted for 0.06% of the operating system market share.

So, who else owns the rest 99.85% market share?

Nermal
Dec 20, 2007, 11:51 PM
Windows (desktop), of course.

Lixivial
Dec 21, 2007, 12:21 AM
These are never really a great measure of actual "market share." These reports are generally only useful in viewing trends, and the trend that's most visible here is that the iPhone userbase is growing (as would be expected).

It also demonstrates that iPhone users are more likely to browse the web than Windows Mobile users. This could be for a convergence of reasons, but I don't know that it means much in the end in terms of "market share."

So, who else owns the rest 99.85% market share?

Yeah, as Nermal comically alludes to, this is a percentage of all operating systems profiled. This includes desktop-level OSes. Take a look at the actual report here (http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=10&qptimeframe=M&qpsp=106&qpmr=14&qpdt=1&qpct=0&sample=4) for further clarification.

winmacguy
Dec 21, 2007, 01:39 AM
Net Applications mostly monitors business usage and web sites which is why iPhone web usage is beating Windows Mobile. Its is also interesting to see how many users are leaving Windows Mobile for the iPhone. ;)


According to THIS interview with Monkey Boy, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5oGaZIKYvo
the iPhone was going to tank in due to its price and the millions and millions of Windows mobile devices out there.....:apple:

elppa
Dec 21, 2007, 06:32 AM
Obviously!

And as the article points out this is because from a pure technical standpoint OS X on the iphone is orders of magnitude ahead of Windows Mobile.

It is a modern operating system for the 21st century and not a re-branded version of the Windows CE code-base from the 1990s.

Digital Skunk
Dec 21, 2007, 08:34 AM
Give me a real keyboard and a real service provider and we can talk Apple. Until then, the iPhone is just a dream waiting to become reality for me.

HTC offers a nice touch phone like that but it has a slide out keyboard for those of us that just can't get the hang of typing on a no-feedback keyboard. Not that the iPhone is inferior, just that I can't get myself over the lack of insurance from AT&T and the lack of smartphone features on a phone that costs as much as a smartphone.

Treo 755p on the super speedy Sprint network here I come.

mainstreetmark
Dec 21, 2007, 10:47 AM
Give me a real keyboard and a real service provider and we can talk Apple. Until then, the iPhone is just a dream waiting to become reality for me.


You know, this is completely opinion, but I really like the soft keyboard on the iPhone now. I'll give you that it'd be nice if ALL applications could flip sideways, but being able to access any wild character is a big plus. Also, Keyboards on the iPhone are context sensitive. If the field asks for an email address, you get an email address keyboard, with the space bar replaced by a [_] and [@] keys.

As for tactile feedback, I can feel that I'm touching the screen, and that's all the iPhone needs to "hear" you. Of course, if you're talking about finger placement without looking, then yeah, I can see why the iPhone keyboard isn't "all that", but then again, the keys are on the screen you're looking at.

In the end, iPhones autocorrection helps, and my thumbs were always too large to be useful on a Treo.

baby.better
Dec 21, 2007, 11:14 PM
Give me a real keyboard and a real service provider and we can talk Apple. Until then, the iPhone is just a dream waiting to become reality for me.


I second you. iPhone is far from a competitor of desktop-level browsers.

solvs
Dec 22, 2007, 11:42 PM
I use to hate touch screen, but love the kb on my iPhone. Except that it still guesses wrong when I'm type things like acronyms, it's way better than the last phone I had, a Moto smartphone. Even with the smudges, it's not as bad as you'd think. Speed could be better, but I use WiFi most of the time anyway.