Will a qualified iPhone competitor (finally) stand up?

The mobile phone industry is boring.

It can be summed up in simple terms: the iPhone rules, everything else sucks.

And that’s getting really, really tired.

Fortunately, it might be about to change.

Apple’s would-be competitors are finally, at long last, after years of navel-gazing, gearing up to launch products that might, just might, be able to compete with the iPhone.

The reason I remain doubtful that a qualified iPhone competitor is on the way is because no other company seems to understand exactly why Apple’s mobile device is such a hit.

And it’s really quite simple. Continue reading