Is the iPhone a success based upon specifications or user experience? Daniel Ionescu falls into the same old analysis trap, forgetting that users have multiple criteria for purchasing, and it’s not all price and specifications. Regarding Motorola’s upcoming Android smart phones:
The phones… pack some serious specifications, according to reports at the site Android and Me. If these specs are the real deal, Apple’s iPhone may have some serious competition.
Do people buy smart phones based upon a comparison of specifications or based upon a user experience? Or, somewhere in between? The specifications are for a cellphone, a so-called smartphone, that isn’t even shipping, from a company which has taken on the mantle of beleaguered, trying to compete against a smart phone with the highest user satisfaction ratings of any phone.
Assume for a moment that Motorola’s first Android products gain some traction in the marketplace. Are iPhone users going to switch? That’s unlikely, given the built-in hooks Apple provides with iTunes sync and the number of applications purchased, which won’t run on Android phones. Analysts should get paid to analyze, not bait readers with false reasoning on products that don’t exist merely to stir up the dust, cloud the real issues (lack of competition and over abundance of inadequate analysis).
It’s the user, stupid.