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Google, Apple, & Samsung are once again comScore winners, Microsoft & RIM not so much

0. phoneArena 29 Dec 2011, 18:04 posted on

Mobile sales analysts as comScore of released their numbers for the three month period ending in November, and Apple, Google, and Samsung are the big winners...

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posted on 30 Dec 2011, 14:26 1

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

No smartphone manufacturer has the brand recognition that the iPhone does except for Blackberry. Blackberry no longer sells because their products still look boring and unintuitive.

How many Motorola commercials do you see on TV? How many HTC commercials? Samsung commercials are just now starting to air. So nobody in the smartphone industry markets as aggressively as Apple does.

As for brand recognition, people may be aware of the other manufacturers, but not nearly to the degree that they're aware of Apple or the iPhone. This is mostly due to marketing, which I already explained about.

So please, Ardent, stop being a screwball. You're not impressing anyone.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 14:57 1

34. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I love how u try to insult me then make a rediculuous point. They are minimum RECOMMENDED specs. Not a hard line. You can/could install windows on any PC.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 13:29

36. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

> They are minimum RECOMMENDED specs.

And your computer may not run windows. They are still MINIMUM spec's. Running Windows 3.1 on a 386 SX was not FUN!

RVI, try the golden rule for a change -- don't insult people and maybe people won't throw insults back at you.

posted on 31 Dec 2011, 13:42 1

37. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

Snig, you're answer CAN'T be right. If you had taken a BASIC course on MARKETING in college, then you know about brand recognition -- it brings awareness but does not translate into sales. Porsche has great band recognition, but it doesn't mean every one will buy a Porshe. Rolex has great brand recognition, and people aren't buying Rolex watches.

Take Samsung that sells about 300 million handsets annually with more brand recognition than Apple given all those walking samsung advertisements.

Also, Samsung clearly has more brand recognition than Blackberry.

posted on 29 Dec 2011, 23:26 1

20. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

There is very little not to be impressed with in Apples and Androids market share. They are doing it differently, but without debate these two are in a league of their own.

Of course RIM is tanking. It also seems like they are not trying. At this point, it can't be that they do not realize that they are failing, it has to be that they are so out of touch and arrogant that they truly believe they are going to recover doing it their way, period end of story. Nothing else makes sense.

All I wanted to see from Windows Phones was an increase, a tick upwards. I am no longer buying that decreases in Windows Mobile is to blame. Microsoft has a great product. It is time to stop this tepid fair support of their OS. This is inexcusably inept.

posted on 30 Dec 2011, 13:47 1

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

There is great support for WP but MS support for consumers is short and slow. Their distribution of devices are unequal and there is the lack of it. As rumors suggest, MS is betting it all on ATT. Good luck!

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