quote: Take it from me, I've written apps for Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone
quote: Problem with android is that Google almost doesn't make a dime out of it. It uses only open stuff, and look where Linux is today. I don't see google investing heavily to support developpers in the long run, and everything coded for android can be ported easily to other devices.
quote: 1) For all of Apple's faults, they actually make a very stylish, quality product. Fact is though, most people just don't care that much about open vs closed source. If it's cool, and it plays your music, they'll buy it. That's Apple's intent.
quote: and on the automotive front, it isn't even close. Apple dominates.
quote: 2) If Apple actually allowed iOS to be used on more than a single platform, it would be the #1 used phone operating system on the market. Android is a great OS (I use it!), and I love the fact that it is open source, but let's make no illusions to the fact that part of the reason it's #1 is because it's the only quality alternative outside of the iPhone.
quote: Microsoft has a good thing going with WP7, and I rarely believe nay-sayers who think something doesn't have a chance. Everyone thought that about the iPhone when it was first introduced, and look where it is now? If they play their cards right, Microsoft can create a product here with a sizable amount of marketshare. It will take time, but they do have one thing going for them, and that's the Bing search engine (Why do you think Microsoft even got into the phone OS market to begin with?).
quote: But we'll see. A phone is a phone at the end of the day, right? :P