Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Steve Jobs’s Home Run With the iPhone - Bits Blog -

Apple generates so much hype and gratuitous superlatives that it can be hard to distinguish when it has done something that is truly remarkable. But going over what Apple said in its earnings release and conference call Tuesday, it’s clear that the dimensions of its cellphone business — its sales, profits and market share — deserve the strongest words of praise that can be summoned.

Less than two years after saying it would enter the business, Apple now says it is the third-biggest maker of cellphones in the world by revenue, after Nokia and Samsung. And it sold more phones than Research In Motion, the maker of the iconic BlackBerry.

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