iPhone's Momentum vs. BlackBerry Most recent quarter: RIM BlackBerry sales: 12.1 million iPhone sales:
14.1 million (representing a 91 percent unit growth year over year)IDC puts the smartphone market growth for the quarter at 64 percent
Apple CEO Steve Jobs went on the offensive during Apple's most recent earnings call, ripping into the primary competition to Apple's highly popular iPhone and iPad products. Jobs counted the ways that RIM's BlackBerry smartphone and Google's Android mobile operating system just didn't measure up to the product offerings from Apple. And Jobs didn't hold anything back in his assessment of why these competitive products continue to be inferior to the products offered by Apple. Here's a look at why Jobs says the iPhone and the iPad are rising to dominate, and why they will stay on top, even after the so-called avalanche of iPad killers arrives.
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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