read, 3 Things Phone Manufacturers Should Get Right to Beat the iPhone

11 Nov 2009 - 9:10am
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Billy Cox
2007

I perceive that the 'strategy' for killing the iPhone is to imitate it
in almost ever conceivable way, but (theoretically) to improve it in
some remarkable way.

I am an IT guy, so I think that the iPhone's killer app is, well...the
apps. I just don't see how the iPhone killers are going to match the App
Store and the developer base behind it.

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Andrew Boyd <facibus at gmail.com> wrote:

Jarod Tang wrote:
> IMHO, it's designing the best as we can for the end user ( and manufacture
> for lower cost). Beat the iPhone maybe a natural result ( be even so, the
> market is big enough for different players ).
>
> As co-working with the manufactures, i found some really claim that "our
> this handset will kill iPhone", but it turns to dust in the end ( we see
> many xxx killers in last two years, but not so many suprise to the end users
> IMHO)
>
> Regards,
> -- Jarod
>
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Andrew Boyd <facibus at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>

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11 Nov 2009 - 9:20am
Anonymous

I think apps (or only one app) and good marketing can kill the cult of
iPhone. The iPhone itself will continue to be around. It's a good phone. The
cult of personality around it is what people are really talking about when
they say "kill the iPhone" though.

Verizon is currently doing a good job with giving the iPhone some serious
heat. Their "Island of Misfit Toys" combination with "There's a Map for
That" campaign is genius. On other fronts, you have the Droid, which has
what has arguably the absolute best turn-by-turn UX experience of any device
(phone or otherwise) on the market, and can absolutely beat the desire for
unlimited access to fart machines in the App Store.

The iPhone has dramatically increased people's awareness of smartphones and
their desire for them. I don't think the iPhone's particular perceived
stranglehold will continue though as the other vendors produce attractive
alternatives and position themselves well.

Doug Brown
dougb at finitemonkey.com

On 11/11/09 9:10 AM, "Billy Cox" <billy at oldworldspices.com> wrote:

> I perceive that the 'strategy' for killing the iPhone is to imitate it
> in almost ever conceivable way, but (theoretically) to improve it in
> some remarkable way.
>
> I am an IT guy, so I think that the iPhone's killer app is, well...the
> apps. I just don't see how the iPhone killers are going to match the App
> Store and the developer base behind it.

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