Wednesday, July 28, 2010

iPhone Versus Android

It's Pepsi vs. Coke all over again!

Unless you have been living under a rock you can’t have missed the hoopla about iPhone versus Android. It takes me back to the early days of Mac versus PC which is still going strong ad nauseum. In both of these cases each side is firmly entrenched in their point of view and will not budge from their positions. iPhone users are downright evangelical about the product, regardless of the well reported problems with the phone and Steve Jobs problems in dealing with the problems. He actually had the nerve to suggest that people weren’t holding the phone correctly.

I suggest that we settle things the way that Pepsi and Coke duked it out with a series of blind taste tests. Known as the Pepsi Challenge, Pepsi and Coke began doing these blind taste tests in 1975 and continued into the ‘80s and ‘90s. They even continued the Pepsi Challenge in outer space when they sent specially designed cans into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. Both brands came out the loser in that test as the astronauts didn’t like either one. Over 30 years later both companies are still battling for dominance in the “Cola Wars”.

Obviously no one is actually going to ingest one of these phones, but I wonder how people would react if they didn’t know which phone they were using. Let’s do blind call tests with both phones (which you can hold any way that you choose) and see what the outcome will be in the battle of iPhone versus Android.

1 comment:

  1. There is plenty of room for both but unlike the Coke Pepsi analogy it goes more to the Mac PC one as Android can proliferate throughout the high, mid, & low end markets globally while the iPhone is confined to the niche high end.