- Nov 15, 2012
do you consider an iphone a FAD?
an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, esp. one that is short-lived and without basis in the object's qualities; a craze:
By the above definition, I can't see how iPhone can even be considered a "fad"...if for no other reason than the longevity of it's existence alone.
Edit: Oops, late again. Sorry for the redundancy!
*blink* How does that work?
The Blackberry may have changed the industry when it was released, but the iPhone has changed the industry way more than that.
Okay we are all saying the same thing. Blackberry paved way showing how important it is to have a reliable communications device. iPhone incorporated graphics. While it's clear apple took a chance for a phone without a keyboard all of this would not have been possible without blackberry. Like windows took the research at Xerox and took it to the next level.
iPhone created a mobile applications ecosystem that benefited everyone. Been in the mobile industry a loooong time and most agree that the single most influential device has been the iPhone....by FAR.
Blackberries weren't a fad either.
Ill pit my experts against your experts it's generally acknowledged blackberry paved the way. It changed the landscape of corporate America. As far as influence yes it took a while for the iPhone to influence the graphical nature mobile devices. I think blackberry ecosystem although not as deep is generally better as I can install any app without a jailbreak.
Blackberry ecosystem? Has to be a joke. At this point, its completely irrelevant to the industry and is at the brink of complete failure. Wanna see which ecosystem won....look at the market cap. Very simple metric of success.
Blackberry as whole wins for better ecosystem. Apple wins for most popular. Period. The only reason I have an iPhone is Z30 is too big for me.
I wonder what would have happened Microsoft hadn't infused apple with some cash.