iPhone competitor analysis help plz

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gzillaration, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. gzillaration macrumors member

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    Hey guys im doing a project on iphone and iphone compeititve analsys.


    in your opinions, what are direct competitors, indirect competitors, and substitute product?


    id really appreciate your help from you huge tech buffs
     
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  3. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Honestly you'd really be better doing some research on the net looking at direct comparisons.

    You can find speed comparisons and feature comparison at a slew of websites including engadget.com, gizmodo.com, etc.

    The current real competitors to the iPhone, btw, are the Android G1 and the Palm Pre. Some would argue that some Windows Mobile handsets are also competition to these other phones but I don't share that opinion.
     
  4. gzillaration thread starter macrumors member

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    k thanks guys


    for direct i had the palm pre, blackberry storm, and G1 just because they all are pretty advanced and do phone, email, web, apps (some lol), and music

    indirect i was thinking blackberrys, older palm treos, and some other ones i havent looked yet

    substitue would be maybe any other phone on the market?
     
  5. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a

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    I'll second that - there's a host of guys at work that have their Samsung's and HTC's, really nice home screens but dig below that and you're into s*tty Windows Mobile. Of course these devices are near impossible to control without a good old-fashioned stylus too.

    Perhaps I'd add the Blackberry Storm to the competitor list though?
     
  6. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    It's amazing how people seem to manage to forget the largest manufacturer of mobile phones on the planet. The N97 will definitely need to be in your mix.
     
  7. gzillaration thread starter macrumors member

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    ahh yes i always forget the n97.. it never gets any media attention lol
     
  8. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Are you living under a rock?! It's had bucket loads of media attention!
     
  9. gzillaration thread starter macrumors member

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    actually for a substitute for the iphone, couldnt it be someone who offers just one of the many features? im thinking yes


    so substitute could be a landline, palm pilot, laptop connect cards, mp3 players, etc
     
  10. gzillaration thread starter macrumors member

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    maybe im just on too many apple sites lol
     
  11. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely Windows Mobile phones need to be on the list. There are people that won't touch and iPhone or anything besides Windows Mobile because of the tons of things you can do on it (and at the same time--multitasking) that can't be done on any other platform. I know lots of people that would love the iPhone but can't for business purposes.
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Palm Pre and Meizu M8, direct competitors.

    Everything else, indirect.
     
  13. The General macrumors 601

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    Is the Meizu M8 even out? I thought it was still vaporware.
     
  14. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Actually some recent articles by business newspapers and magazines indicated that business users get BETTER productivity if they are on an iPhone than on a Blackberry of Windows Mobile platform device.
     
  15. gzillaration thread starter macrumors member

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    yea if they are willing to give up the physical keyboard they desperately need.
     
  16. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    I think it's all relative. I can still bang out a 30 word email on my business iphone very easily. Can I write a book with it? No.

    In addition I get a lot of use out of the full browser, active directory integration with our exchange server, etc.
     
  17. gzillaration thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks guys i think im done..

    My Product:
    Apple iPhone 3GS

    Direct Competitors:
    Palm Pre
    Blackberry Storm
    Nokia N97
    Samsung Instinct
    Andriod G1

    Indirect Competitors:
    Palm Treo
    Non-generic cell phones that offer basic email features or basic music players

    Substitute Products:
    MP3 Players
    GPS Devices
    Portable DVD Players
    Palm Pilot
    Laptop Connect Cards



    now just need to superior points of parity for the prodct
     

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