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5 devices once thought to be original iPhone killers

0. phoneArena 03 Jun 2012, 09:50 posted on

As we’re nearing the 5-year anniversary of the original iPhone’s release here in the US, we can’t help but recall how much of a profound impact it made in the mobile landscape. Before its arrival, smartphones primarily consisted of portrait QWERTY devices...

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posted on 03 Jun 2012, 22:58 1

140. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Right....Apple redesigned their notification system on iOS they way they did for a reason.

Thats at least ...one....instance where it leapfrogged Apple..

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 19:30 1

127. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


"2009 sales iPhone rushed the original droid sales"

So your saying that a phone Apple and AT&T had been selling since the beginning of that year...actually outsold the Droid? A phone that came out in Nov of that same year?

What a great achievement for the good folks at Apple! Beating the competition with only a 11 MONTH head start??? I don't know how Apple managed to overcome those tremendous odds!

(Can you sense the sarcasm I'm putting out there?)
How did the iPhone do against the Blackberry Curve... Just curious!

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:09 1

46. LumiaFans (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


One thing for sure....

Blackberry were killed by iphone :)
(I'm surprised that PhoneArena didn't write about this at all)
Searching the news about BB in Google give me 1500+ article about:
* BB lose another .....
* BB write of .....
* GP Morgan told BB to sell their company ....
* shareholder ask RIM to be sell....

and many more...

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:20 6

55. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Blackberry just didn't try to adapt. It's crazy to me they've been releasing the same phone since 2006 with minor upgrades. Windows mobile and Symbian were also killed off.

Android has done a great job competing. They're really the only competitive OS to iOS.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 13:12 4

73. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


GASP!!!

Is this the REAL taco50? "Android has done a great job competing. They're really the only competitive OS to iOS."

Wow! I can give that a +1.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 13:27

74. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


taco will reply back properly if you talk to him without trying to condescend him or trying to make him make a fanboyish comment

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 14:09 2

83. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


he does 1 proper return a week. he spent it already.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 18:05

111. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Sorry taz, we tried that many timespan the past. It doesn't work! Trust me.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 18:34

115. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


lol maybe its just with you guys,most of the time i get good comments back from him

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 22:20 1

138. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


51% market share vs 25%....iOS is not competitive to android. But I m sure they appreciate the misguided compliment. The only reason the original iPhone was ahead in the beginning was the iPod. Millions of iTunes users that wanted a smartphone were able to keep all of their media files synced to iTunes. The success of the original iPhone can be attributed to apple's success with the iPod. Just as the success of the iPad an be attributed to the iPhone. Though the only thing that's advanced about the iPad is the screen that LG and sharp make for them.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:21

57. azazellov (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


I think the Blackberry was killed by RIM by standing still and releasing the same models with slight changes over and over.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:25

60. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


RIM killed Blackberry by being resistant to change.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:32

64. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


If Blackberry would've kept releasing better products instead of just making hardly noticeable upgrades, they probably would be in Androids position in the market right now. It's a shame that a company with that much potential is dying, the only way they can save themselves is if either they get bought by another company, or BB10 gets popular.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 15:18

101. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I would say a combo of the iPhone and Android.

RIM and Win Mo, WP7 both suffered at the hands of them both. RIM was holding on before Android came out. The lower prices, choices, physical keyboards...I think its safe to say Android had a hand in it too.

Govt and corporations are looking at Android and iPhone for replacing their RIM contracts.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:20

56. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Nokia Lumia Windows 8 Pureview = Mega iPhone Killer

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:37

66. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


and orignal Iphone was N-95 killer or near to killing its future

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 16:06 1

107. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Actually N95 was doing really well. After all it was like a spaceship when compared to original iPhone.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:51

68. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I owned most of them.... SUCKED

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:57

71. ananya22 (Posts: 93; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


i owned the sgh f480 and i must say, even for its time that phone sucked. i'd rather not have had a phone than have that at the time it launched. the first touchwiz handled scroll in the opposite way to the standard. if you would swipe your finger downwards the list would go up

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 13:38 3

76. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Try being a owner of Window 6.x ..this is truly the worst OS in the history of OS..
You have to pull the battery everytime you started a new task!.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 10:54

154. hepresearch (unregistered)


better yet... every time I was working on a mobile spreadsheet on my WinMo 6.0 T-Mobile Dash, and someone called me, I could never answer their call, I could never silence the ringer, and the phone would keep ringing for as long as it took for me to pull out the battery. Truly rediculous... I was very glad to go back to Symbian, and never left them for years... until I went bankrupt and had to sell just about everything I owned. Now all I have is memories of my past smartphones that I liked, and everyone else's iPhones around here to look at everywhere I go.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 13:42

77. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


Motorola Droid?

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 13:48

79. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, you guys forgot a couple. The Storm was largely considered an iPhone killer, and sold like crazy. There were lines for that phone. However, it was a total piece of s**t, and Blackberry had no plans to even try to fix the software issues for months after its release.

The Motorola Krave was also a phone that I think was supposed to fulfill that role. Sadly, even though it had a freaky kickass design, it never sold well, and ended up being the last attempt by Motorola at a high end phone for Verizon.

The LG Dare was another, and while it wasn't a total piece of s**t, it had its issues.

Fortunately, Android proved that even if a single line of phones by one manufacturer couldn't replace the iPhone's top spot in popularity, in terms of OS to OS it could be eclipsed.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 14:22

88. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the Storm and Krave were trash but the Dare served me a good year or two.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 15:00

98. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)


Perhaps it should've been a top 10 list of the supposed iPhone killers.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 20:00 1

133. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


The storm had a few software upgrades. The problem wasnt the software, that worked just fine. The problem was the mass manufacturing defects with the pezio screens that they couldnt fix in time. I happened to be lucky enough to get a perfectly working screen, threw on some stuff from crackberry.com, and had a wonderful phone.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:43 1

142. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the original Storm actually didn't have a pezio screen, it's screen was essentially a touch screen sitting on a giant button. the pezio display came on the Storm 2 and it was actually a really nice phone. it's what the Storm should've been. too bad people had such a bad taste in their mouths from the Storm by that point.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 14:12 2

84. djripster (Posts: 138; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Surprised the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic wasnt on the list..

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 21:49

137. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Are you kidding? Read my txt, there was no iPhone killer! HTC tried with no success. Though Samsung is moving in the right direction. If HTC came out with the one x a long time ago, it would have put the iPhone to the test.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:57 2

143. djripster (Posts: 138; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


What I meant to point out what that Nokia pushed the 5800 as an iPhone killer... Not saying they were successful...

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