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I Find It Ironic

T Bone

Jun 25, 2012, 11:46 AM
When at&t offered to buy T-Mobile, so many people here complained about the possibility of an 'at&t/Verizon duopoly' yet now that we are actually facing that very possibility in the smartphone market, an 'Apple/Google duopoly' many of the people who bemoaned a duopoly in carriers are gleefully cheering for one in smartphone operating systems....

If it ever actually does get down to just 'iPhone vs Android' and nothing else....then as smartphone consumers we're seriously boned....

We've already seen the number of options decline by 2....Palm and Symbian both gone....and our choices are diminished as a result...

If RIM does indeed go bankrupt, as so many of you are gleefully hoping, then our only options will be iPhone, Android and Wi...

Jun 25, 2012, 1:22 PM
Very well said.
Each platform has it's advantages. All of us find things that are truly annoying and wonderful about our phones to gloat or whine about.

RIM's demise wouldn't be good for anyone

Jun 25, 2012, 1:52 PM
Nobody wants a platform duopoly, but RIM just doesn't have their stuff together. They've had 5 years .

Quite frankly, it's better the dead, lousy, legacy platforms get cleared out so developers don't have to waste time supporting them.

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