Another would be iPhone Killer?

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  1. liberated

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  2. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    A few tech-heads will slobber over it, buy it, and watch as the product dies on the vine.
     
  3. liberated

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    You stole the words out of my mouth! :D
     
  4. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Remember the Palm Pre, among others.

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  5. liberated

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    I remember being tempted for about 5 minutes when this came out! I was enjoying the iPhone too much. I wasn't a palm user at the time, I was a HP iPaq user since I dumped my Palm V, otherwise I may have fallen for it.
     
  6. Europa

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    So every non-android or non-Apple phone is doomed because WebOS failed? I think there's a market for a Linux phone.
     
  7. liberated

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    yes pretty much :D
     
  8. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I don't think a Linux phone will have the broad consumer appeal of an iPhone or Android phone.

    "You yell Linux, everybody says 'Huh? What?' You yell shark, and we have a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July." - Larry Vaughn, mayor of Amity
     
  9. Europa

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    It might do as well as Linux distros do on PCs - no where near as well as OS X or Windows, but still a viable market.
     
  10. Europa

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    Oh, I wasn't implying that. I agree that it won't be anywhere near as popular. But that doesn't mean it will fail.
     
  11. Europa

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    But in regards to the thread title - Why does everything new have to be an "iPhone killer"? Does a platform have to surpass Apple to be successful?
     
  12. liberated

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    Yes it does, in my opinion, Apple is the gold standard.
     
  13. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Then you should capitalize it. :D
     
  14. liberated

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    ImageUploadedByiCafe Forums1374539818.600195.jpg :D
     
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    ImageUploadedByiCafe Forums1374540516.081409.jpg :D
     
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    yeah.

    "...capable of running a full-fledged Ubuntu desktop operating system alongside Android."

    Honestly, W(hy)TF do you need Android AND Ubuntu on a phone, apart from geek bragging rights?
     
  18. iP5

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    Umm, Android is a Linux fork.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
     
  19. Europa

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    So to name a few features, it has the fastest multicore processor available, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, an HD sapphire crystal display, stereo speakers, dual-LTE, NFC, 8 MP low-light camera, 2 MP front camera, fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked, it dual boots Android and Ubuntu and it's unlocked.

    Not bad.
     
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    I guess we'll see.
     
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