Major Platforms In Cell Phone Market

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 4:05 AM | Leave Comment

Two is company of course but three can be company as well. Heck! Four and more can be company. Remember Three’s Company show (1977-1984) – two gals and one guy living together.

A time comes when the number of manufacturers and service providers saturate the market.

Because the U.S. is theoretically an open market, consumers decide which ones are better than others and they are then the ones who stay in the market.

Cell phones used to be the epitome of the rich. They were expensive, cumbersome and the range of the wireless covered area was quite a lot less.

Today, it seems that almost everyone, rich or poor, is carrying one. Wikipedia has a list of countries by number of mobile phones in use.

The data is as recent as the last quarter of 2010.

Because of the great need and want for cell phones, manufacturers flood the market from simple and cheap to more elaborate phones with multitasking functions, often known as SmartPhones or even SuperPhones.

If you never had a cell phone which is very highly unlikely, you need to do research in order to get enough and reasonable benefits from a particular platform.


For any Operating System, multitasking function must be its core purpose. When you leave a task in the middle, attend to another, you should be able to come back to the previous one, not losing a single beat, so to speak.

If an OS is not designed with multitasking in mind, then you get a real long-term mess on your hands that is really difficult to fix, and may just be easier to ignore until a true multitasking OS can be designed.

Without multitasking, every time you want another task to run, you have to restart the OS, losing what you were doing previously. You have to start a new instance of the OS.

Major platforms…

The following are the major platforms that cell phone manufacturers are targeting that are competing among one another for more customers:


  • Research In Motion
    BlackBerry Style RIM’s first flip phone with a full QWERTY keyboard is aptly named.

    This is one stylish looking clamshell phone with rich textures and great looks. Inside we’ve got BlackBerry OS 6 which works well on non-touch screen phones like the Style. Continue Reading


    iPhone 4g

  • iPhone
    Apple’s iPhone has created a name for itself. Verizon and AT&T are the ones marketing it. Verizon website indicates the phone that changed everything will be available on Feb 11, 2011. and is coming to America’s most reliable network.

    Android Phone

  • Android
  • The first Android tablet that’s a viable iPad opponent, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is offered by all 4 major US carriers and has a lot to love. The Tab has a 7″ capacitive display running at 1024 x 600 and Android OS 2.2 Froyo. Continue Reading


    Windows Phone 7

  • Windows Phone 7
    The first Windows 7 phone – HTC HD7 – on T-Mobile has a lot in common with the older HTC HD2: it has a huge 4.3″ display, 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus lens and dual LED flash and 16 gigs of storage. The software similarities are nil however, since the HD7 runs the brand new, start from scratch, Windows Phone 7 OS. Continue Reading

In a Nutshell
For some folks like me, just being able to send and receive calls is enough. I have the most basic cell phone I could find that the service provider gave us for free. But if you are a businessman or an individual that needs mutil-task functions in a cell phone – frequently called SmartPhones or even SuperPhones, then they are available as well. You would have to choose the service provider separately.

Do research on different platforms, then select a phone and service provider that best satisfies you wireless needs.

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