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Betting on iPhone over Android


It occurs to me that the major electronics companies are betting the smart money on Apple's iPhone, not Android devices when it comes to satisfying users who want quality speaker systems for their music on the phones.

Last week, I heard some incredible Philips docking systems for iPhones/iPods, including the Fidelio DS9000. It sounds really, really good across a genre of songs (from Ah Beng tunes to Lady Gaga stuff).



But what is most impressive is that companies like Philips are bullish about the iPhone user market. And there isn't the same optimism or enthusiasm for the Android market per se.

Pick a brand, any brand, say, B&O, Bose, Creative, Logitech, LG, Philips,Sony etc — I'm just listing off the top of my head — and you'll find impressive systems with iPhone/iPod docks.

Of course, if anyone comes up with a Blade Runner sound system, I might grab an Android phone with no hesitation : )

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(Anonymous)
Aug. 15th, 2010 08:46 am (UTC)
Classic Kay and Kay-N'ng question
Nice writing with the iPod speaker as a gauge for Android.

Then again this would be a classic demand<-->supply question, which comes first?

Remember all the hoo-haa on NFC (payment via mobile phone)? What happened to that one?
billyteo
Aug. 15th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
Re: Classic Kay and Kay-N'ng question
Hellos!

Thanks for reading this rather dormant blog : )

Lots of tech stuff over the last decade didn't last or did not take off.

Say, the DiVx video rental system, just a random example off the top of my head.

Of course, the iPod -- and now iPhone -- ecosystem seems to be one of the key exceptions that makes money for third parties.

Even Apple competitors.
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