How M$ and Nokia lost the tablet and smartphone war, even if they don't know it yet
On ZDNet now, M$hills.....yet more bad news for M$ and the awful LAME-ia phones....
It's no secret that the PC market is in a tailspin — worldwide shipments are expected to drop 10 percent this year.
And it's hard to see how things are going to get much better, as the old PC players are consistently outmanoeuvred by rivals with a totally different business model, and better designed, cheaper devices — and who, having dominated the consumer market, now want to sweep up the enterprise market too.
This battle came out of the shadows when Amazon revealed it is adding enterprise management capabilities to its Kindle Fire tablets because they are increasingly being used for work as well as for play. That a tablet designed for watching Netflix and reading books is now a credible business device shows how rapidly the enterprise technology world has changed — and how the old guard of tech giants missed the boat.
Apple's iPad, Samsung's Galaxy and Amazon's Kindle Fire are the top tablets used in business across the US, Canada, UK, France, and Germany — 53 percent, 18 percent and nine percent respectively (in the US the Galaxy and the Kindle Fire tied for second place).
And it's not just tablets, of course. The iPhone, once dismissed as a touchscreen toy, is now the de facto standard for enterprise smartphones.
de facto? How about giving hard numbers where companies have published this, you cant, all you can regurgitate an op-ed opinion piece where someone stated something and it went unchallenged from a factual perspective. There is no where on the web that I know of that any Apple products have been identified for a fact other than Apple products are endorsed by the retail consumer, there is no place where there is the wide spread corporate adoption of Apple other than in a BYOD to company premises.