Only weeks after its launch, I floated the opinion that Apple's
That means that despite Sprint Nextel's
The news is obviously also good for network partner AT&T
But now that Apple is king of the hill in smartphones, it will be interesting to see how new Nokia
But even if competing products stack up well, it will be very tough for any device manufacturers to pry Apple devices from consumer hands. Even beyond the Apple-zealot fringe, most buyers tend to be loyal to such personal items as wireless phones, just as BlackBerry fans are slow to break their addiction.
For this reason, I see Apple as having a bright future in the handset market as future device replacements and upgrades bring in sustainable revenue. Until Apple cedes its advantaged position by really screwing up its device line or customer service, it will be tough for any challenger to take it.
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