Amazon released an ad recently that really took a swing at the one of the iPad’s weak spots. What with the Kindle falling tremendously behind in terms of purchases you’d think that Amazon might be a bit jealous. But the truth is, the ad is completely true… The Amazon Kindle,
According to Forbes, Motorola posted their phone sales today at 8.5 million units, some 300,000 less phones than Apple sold in the same quarter, positioning Apple as the largest phone maker in the US. The startling fact in these numbers is that Apple only makes one phone, compared with Motorola's 117 different phones.
It's ironic that you should mention an Apple product and dominant market share, but according to Nielsen, the iPhone 3G is currently the number one mobile phone in the U.S., holding a 4% market share. The iPhone 3G is followed by RIM BlackBerry 8300 Series with 3.7% and the Motorola RAZR V3 series with 2.3% of the market, while the rest of the top ten list consists mainly of LG and RIM devices, with Samsung SPH-M540 snugged into the sixth place.
A little competition never hurt anyone and in the case of Apple's iPhone, actually picked up sales quite a bit. On Tuesday, the iPhone stopped being exclusively offered by wireless carrier O2 in the UK. The device went on sale at 7 a.m. at Orange retailers with the carrier already claiming that the iPhone has gone over exceedingly well with consumers, despite already having been available to O2 customers since its initial launch. By the end of business today, the newest UK iPhone carrier on the block will have sold well more than 30,000 iPhones.
According top Boy Genius Reort, it appears that Motorola has inadvertently turned on the page for its yet-unreleased iPhone killer. BGR hasn't provided the site URL so we have no way of confirming whether it's been taken down or not. What we do know is that the Genius has captured quite a few screenshots from the site so we can all have a look at what the specs will be. Of note, Droid has a 3.7" screen at 480x854, a 5 megapixel camera with IS and a dual LED flash, and it'll be about as thin as the 3GS. The Droid will also allegedly support Flash 10 in 2010.
BGR promises to have a preview of the phone up sometime today, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that.
Here's an interesting statistic for you. Now that we have the iPhone and iPhone 3G, most of it's predecessors seem to be pretty low-tech and outdated, including the previous 'hot new thing', the Motorola RAZR. Still, despite already having four years on the market and widely considered old news, it's still outselling the iPhone in the US.
Phone maker Motorola is suing former company executive Michael Fenger, who jumped ship to join Apple as their VP of global iPhone sales, for allegedly giving Apple their corporate secrets in order to help the success of the iPhone. The company is claiming that Fenger has given away information about margins, operating strategies, marketing information, and customer initiatives to the iPhone maker, among other things