Archive for May 8th, 2010


Comparing Apples and Berries

No, it is not comparing Apples and Oranges these days, its like comparing Apples and Berries! I am talking about Apple’s iPhone and BlackBerry. Today the world is divided into iPhone users and BB users. Those who don’t have it are as good as extinct species according to some of the elite users who possess these priceless ornaments!

Ever since their creation, they have been at odds breeding application and features disputes that have culminated in continuous violence. The conflict between these two communities has been stereotyped as historic and insurmountable. The sense of communal harmony between them has been compromised in the last few years with the launch of new models and generations.

In the last one week, I witnessed so many friendly arguments amongst my iPhone user and BB user friends. God, they were picking out each and every damn application. Comparing each and every feature. Not just comparing, but telling the other about why his/her phone is not better! And I got lucky to witness such fights, at least 4 times in a week. Its like, whenever I am hanging out with friends and no one is talking, I just comment on iPhone or BB and enjoy at least 30mins of fun! Try this out, I am successful in getting pure entertainment. People get emotional, they laugh at each other, they ignore each other, then they take photos and upload it in Face-book and prove that their phone is the best! And it is hilarious!

I don’t participate in such arguments for many reasons:-
1. I am not having any of these phones, though I am an Apple user!
2. I am not paid either by Apple or BlackBerry to do so!

Few common symptoms of users of these communities:-
1. When they tell each other about the features, they put their phone right on the face of the opponent, pointing finger at the feature!
2. If they have nothing to argue they just chat on their phones or play games, while the opponent is still arguing.
3. Apple users say,’It is Apple, its cool’ while the other say,’It is BB, its professional’

So I started searching for features and started comparing it as an unbiased LG Reliance dabba phone user. I concluded that, its seriously like comparing Apples with Berries. Both have some features that are better than the other. I was not able to choose the clear winner amongst those. So I concluded by creating a quote:-

It is not about the phone you have, but the contacts you keep, that matters in the end! 😛

Now looking at it from the management point of view, iPhone’s market share has grown to 16% at the expense of BlackBerry. Look at the table below:-

Sales figures are in millions! Apple is really catching up with BB taking its share in the smartphone market worldwide. Nokia has some reason to smile, but these communities hates them like anything.

So what do you wanna eat? An Apple? or Berry? 😀


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