Tag Archive: IPhone

More and more people are getting their hand on all-purpose smartphones on U.S soil. At this time last year, smartphones accounted for 25 percent of the mobile market. Enter today, they have grown to 40 percent of the market, according to Nielsen. As the price of smartphones continue to decrease, expect these number to increase rather quickly within the next year or so.

U.S. Mobile Market

Q2 2011

Now looking at the smartphone OS share, it gets interesting. Continue reading

Dropbox [Android App Review]

If you’re a student or working professional that carries a USB key for whatever reason, you know how much of a nightmare it is when you misplaced that usb key on your way to that important event. Dropbox is here to save you. With Dropbox, you are able to have access to your files from almost anywhere– your pc, your phone or on their website. It now supports Windows, Mac, Linux, iPadiPhone, Android and BlackBerry. And to top it off, it is free to sign up!! You are given 2GB free to begin using their service with different options to increase that space. Dropbox also uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and AES-256 bit encryption to protect your files. If you click here to sign up, you’ll get a gift from me of an extra 250MB of free space. Install the pc software, follow the instructions and put a few files in your Dropbox to see how it’ll work with your phone. Come on, get to it!!

Now that you know what Dropbox is and you’re setup, let’s get into their Android app offering.

The first time you open the Dropbox app, you’ll be greeted by welcome screen with 2 options “I’m already a Dropbox user” or “I’m new to Dropbox”. I recommend using my link up there to take advantage of the extra space.

Welcome Screen

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When I look at the iPhone’s success in the mobile wireless industry, it reminds of the Motorola RAZR. People that owned the RAZR always loved to show it off and felt like they had gold in their hand. I sold those phones like hot cakes but I have never owned one. Never had to sell customers on the phone which helped fatten my pockets!!

Now, let’s look at the some of the similarities with the iPhone. Starting with the hardware and manufacturing, both phones were built to appeal to the masses by making their products sexy and appealing. The RAZR was the thinnest phone ever at the time but do you know how many people came crying to me that their screen cracked when they sat on it. Who puts their phone in their back pocket anyway?!?! Apple believes they created the look of current smartphones with the iPhone and are suing everyone they can to protect themselves. Unfortunately, they did very little to do that. They owe their success to Blackberries, Treos (650 specifically) and HTC. HTC has been manufacturing phones far longer than most consumers assume. They used to let the carriers brand their phones with their own carrier name. Remember the T-Mobile MDA? There it is next to the original iPhone.

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