“My father in law and sister in law were over last night,” Fred Wilson, partner at Union Square Ventures, writes for A VC.
“I am getting more and more bullish on Android every day. I starting carrying an Android phone about a year ago. I made it my one and only phone over the summer. I absolutely love it,” Wilson writes. “My sister in law who is an iPhone user tried it out last night. She said “it lacks the fit and finish” of an iPhone. That is true.”
Wilson writes, “Windows lacked the fit and finish of the Macintosh. But it didn’t matter. Because there were hundreds of Windows machines whereas there was only a few variations of Macintosh, all controlled by the same company and priced at a premium.”
MacDailyNews Take: Understood, Fred, but where is the price premium in the smartphone market? Fred? Hellooo, Fred?
Wilson continues, “iPhone and iPad have been amazing products that have opened new markets. But I do not think they will own either market in a few years. Android will.”
MacDailyNews Take: Baseless theories do not generally lead to sound investments. Below a certain price point, even half off is negligible. iPhone starts at $99. You’re going to screw yourself for two years to save $50? It’s simply not the same as the PC market once was; price is meaningless in the iOS vs. also-rans competition. For more, please read: The iPhone is not the Mac, so stop trying to compare them – December 23, 2009)
Plus, anyone who ignores or discounts Apple’s patent infringement lawsuits over Android does so at their own risk.
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MacDailyNews Take: iCal’ed for future use.