[citation][nom]randomizer[/nom]Oh dear, now some idiots think THG is made up of Apple fanbois. First Nvidia, and now Apple. No wait, wasn't it Intel, then Nvidia, then Apple? Or is it still Nvidia, but not Intel, and now Apple? Make up your mind! [/citation]
Well I'm sorry if I got a little hot, but I'm no idiot.
As a matter of fact the accusation has been both Intel and Nvidia, although I was never one of the ones on that bandwagon. I'd say the accusation was most strongly placed on Intel during the rise and fall of the Athlon FX line...and I've heard noise about Nvidia just about every time the performance baton is passed. Like I said I've never really been with that group.
The difference, for one, is that all of the above are PC hardware. Thats what I've been reading here ever since some guy named tom actually had something to do with it. Before Bestofmedia bought it, and way before Omid bought it.
Back when K-6 chips got aftermarket overclocks and were resold underhandedly, which eventually caused the Athlon to have a locked multiplier late in the Athlon 2000 line (which held up until the recent black editions). Back when Athlons caught on fire, and when a P4 (northwood I believe) could be made to run 5ghz+ on nitrogen and phase change cooling. When you could make an XP run like an MP with a little tape and conductive laquer. I've been reading PC hardware here for a long time, and its getting further and further from that. Not to mention everyone's spell check seems to have broken.
Second, the article just doesn't make any sense. It calls a product 'ubiquitous' when it (even today, and even after the 3G launch) it only has a few percent market penetration. Less than 5% or even 10% is not ubiquitous, its just the iphone, strung out on crappy editorial sensationalism.
Whats worse is that the BlackBerry has existed for over a decade as a pager, and has been banging away at the mobile email market for 6+ years. YEARS. This article suggests that the iphone, barely a year old, is pioneering this market. Despite the fact that this 'pioneer' still has no replaceable battery, no keyboard, no MMS, no corporate support, and the limitations that go with being tied to an overly proprietary, overly priced manufacturer and carrier. (and no, the 3G version still does not fix all of the issues)
You can flame me and insult me if you want...but this is the internet...and its been done.
So either you or anyone else can make a counter argument to my claim that this article is full of misinformation and editorial sensationalism, or you can shove off.