Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Remember the BlackBerry?
Believe it or not cellphones still exist that don't run on the Android or Apple OS. BlackBerrys used to be very popular a few years ago back when the iPhone didn't exist. However, now Android and iPhone now almost entirely own the cellphone market. What does this really mean? Well this shows that in a very short number of years two brands have been able to emerge and put a duopoly on the market. This means that most people are no longer giving their money to the BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows, and Palm brands. With a duopoly on the market, it is only a matter of time before the opposing companies either merge with Apple and the Android producers or go out of business. I don't think this would effect us too much since these opposing companies sell so little merchandise in comparison. Some might say that with only a few companies in the market, after removing at least a half a dozen non Apple/Android companies, we might start to see a sharp rise in prices. This would be accredited to the small amount of competition, but I'm not so sure I agree with that. I don't agree with it because Apple and Android are big rivals and would do anything to get the other out of the market. This means that the prices would stay roughly the same since they are competing against each other mainly anyway. This would end up being good for us the consumers because we will still be able to afford our fancy new tech in our still recovering economy.