Philip Lippard

Please say it ain't so

iPhone 2.x Beats Windows Mobile 6.x into a Coma...

Apple announced more blow-out earnings on Tuesday, including the startling but not too unexpected 6.9 million iPhones shipped during second calendar quarter. Apple CEO Steve Jobs claimed that Apple beat Research In Motion for smart phone shipments. As I explained yesterday and Tuesday at Apple Watch, the claim doesn't hold up based on Steve's data. More likely: Apple beat Microsoft, by a huge margin.

Windows Mobile's star is rapidly falling. Coming into 2008, RIM pushed Microsoft out of second place for smart phone operating systems, according to Gartner. Apple has surely knocked Microsoft into fourth place. The question: Is it fourth behind RIM or Apple? That depends on whether Apple snatched second place from RIM.

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