It seems to me that the human race is wired to fight. Tribe and against tribe. Nation against nation. And even in times of peace, when our countries have laid down arms against one another, we cook up fights over every and any thing. And so, we have the gender wars – that eternal battle between male and female. We are at war with the animal kingdom too. There’s sibling rivalry, the war between children born of the same parents. Football rivalry. And the one that concerns us here on MOBILITY is the brand/platform wars: Android versus BlackBerry versus Symbian/Belle versus iOS versus…. Well, you get the picture.
I am not sure that anything that anyone says or does will ever put an end to human beings waging these wars. Not even when the common sense solution is staring us right in the face. We love to go head-to-head, to strive, and to beat down the other.
For example, the brand/platform wars would cease if everyone embraced the following simple fact:
Every mobile platform and every device has shortcomings. You pick the one whose shortcomings you can live with.
It is just so plain to see. Yet, I know that the wars shall rage on continually, because we love the feeling or illusion of superiority that comes from believing that our choice is better. Like kids, we scream and yell, “My daddy can beat your daddy” or “Our house is bigger than your house!”
To arms then. May the wars continue. To arms! Till the death!!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.