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    Hi all,

    FYI. See link.

    Take care,

    Jay

    Worthy Rivals for the Crown in Smartphones

    By JAMES B. STEWART,July 22, 2011

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/23/bu...gewanted=print

    First sold to the public just four years ago, the Apple iPhone melded the vast potential of the Internet with a multimedia player, a still and video camera, e-mail, texting, instant messaging, social networking and other applications — now 425,000 and counting — into one elegant, easy-to-use touch-screen package. And it makes voice calls. Rarely has one device so upended a market.

    This week Apple said it sold 20.3 million in the quarter that ended June 30, 142 percent more than it sold during the same quarter a year ago and two million more than the previous record for a quarter. Apple shares hit a record high of $400 after its quarterly profit of $7.31 billion soared past estimates, giving the company a market value of $360 billion. It is America’s second-most-valuable company, surpassed only by Exxon Mobil.
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    The iPhone didn't do texting, nor applications (3rd party) when it was first introduced. If I recall correctly, neither did it do video recording and instant messaging (native). Bluetooth Stereo was disabled as well. All those features came afterwards...

    At the time, Apple was pushing web apps accessible via the browser (e.g. Instant Messaging) and a few iPhone owners in-the-know were sending plain text email to peoples' SMS address...

    They certainly have come a long way to say the least.
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