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Why Apple and Google Will Always Rule the Mobile Future

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  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 10:23 AM, cbglobal wrote:

    What you say about Apple and Google was once said about GM, Ford and Chrysler, Sears, Kodak, yada yada.

  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 10:33 AM, abcl wrote:

    Ever thought about writing this article......WHY MOTLEY FOOL WILL NEVA BE IN MAIN STREAM MEDIA ?

  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 10:34 AM, greenember wrote:

    All hail Caesar, emperor of Rome! Oh wait, that empire fell too, just like all the others....

  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 10:35 AM, abcl wrote:

    same thing was said about his beloved AAPL too....for one they are going back to zero...not today, not tomorrow.....but sooner than later !!!

  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 10:36 AM, magnaman1969 wrote:

    Keep pumping that needs it today.

    Do you readers realize that listening to this bozo would have cost you LARGE,...he was pumping Apple at 700 bucks.

    I don't take investment advice from Napoleon Dynamite.

  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 10:37 AM, magnaman1969 wrote:

    BlackBerry is the way to play mobile right now....

    mark it down...

    It is making a HUGE comeback and the stock is a STEAL right now...

    Sales are blowing away estimates in EVERY COUNTRY they have launched in.

    The Z10 is a MONSTER PHONE and BB10 is light years ahead of the competition....

  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 10:56 AM, tonyrenier wrote:

    Thank heaven my meager brain only has to chose between Ford and Chevy.

  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 11:33 AM, TimDoesKnow wrote:

    Andrew, let's look at your nonsense, AAPL is at ANOTHER 52 week low today with nothing in products to make consumers want to buy their stuff. Google is in a much better place but why would you want to buy into a company who will be losing market share to BlackBerry? BB has the best OS in the world. Apple is in huge trouble. You have been saying the same dribble for so long and investors who listen to you want to know your address. AAPL is dead.

  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 12:53 PM, infektu wrote:

    Always, always, until the end of time :-)

    Well, then, the end of time is near.

    It seems people are not tied at the hip with a brand or another, they gladly switch platforms. (ant it's not like BGR were too friendly with BBRY over the last few years...)

    InfoThatNeedsHelp, I thought you morphed out.

    The BB voice recognition is reportedly superior to Siri. Google up.

    Anyway, to whom exactly are you making recommendations? Who do you think cares for your disgruntled ex-employee rants?

  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 1:26 PM, magnaman1969 wrote:


    On the contrary...the Z10 is simply THE BEST phone on the market as noted by all carrier surveys, PhoneGogs weekly rating etc. I own one after ditching an iPhone4s...and this thing is THE BOSS.

    As for your endless pounding that Siri is the answer to everything....let me kay that the Voice Command on Z10 works just as well as Siri...and they both make enough mistakes that it's not worth the effort.

    I had an iPhone5 and my Z10 last night at a friends...asked both Siri and the Z10 a simple question

    "search Internet for Why do Dogs Yawn"

    Siri gave back answers like

    "Would you like me to search internet for Why do dogs yarn, why do dogs pee on, why do dogs eon." and could not get it right.

    Z10...bang on first try.

    get over it...BB is back...and will be attacking your precious, old,outdated Apple EVERYWHERE (except Japan!)

  • Report this Comment On March 02, 2013, at 9:08 PM, eidsonb wrote:

    Technology is always in a state of flux...hence we no longer have Elevator Operators or Phone Operators or coal men.

    Apple and Google can both release new phones and they both will be based on old and stale technology. iPhone 18s could be released with iOS 24 and it will still be the same as it was in 2007. Based on a 1969 computer language now known as UNIX. Android is based on a 1980's flavor of it known as Linux of course. They must change to truly innovate.

    BB has reinvented technology, new OS based upon the most stable Kernel known as QNX which allows for true Machine to Machine communication and true mobile computing.

    Time will tell if they were successful in their transformation but so far it seems to be a hit.

    They are also listening to their users, as witnessed by the recent updates to the OS. 10.1 is soon to follow and will contain more updates.

  • Report this Comment On March 02, 2013, at 9:49 PM, Mahadragon wrote:

    3 years is too long to project in the future. In 2007 Blackberry smartphones were the number one smart phone in the world, that year iPhone was released. Many would have predicted Blackberry would still be a dominant player.

    Now go to 2010, Blackberry is irrelevant, losing market share like crazy. iPhone is the number one smart phone in the world, Google has just released Nexus, their first smart phone running Froyo.

    You can see in my example how quickly things can change in 3 years. Blackberry went from number 1 to practically out of the picture.

    Nobody knows what will happen 3 years from now. Maybe everyone will be using Windows Phones by Nokia, and Motorola's Droid will be the number 2 smartphone because Google chooses to make their smartphones and not allow 3rd parties to use Android?

  • Report this Comment On March 02, 2013, at 11:41 PM, eidsonb wrote:

    Not quite right...Blackberry is irrelevant, losing market share like crazy...increased user base to 80 million of us...

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