Apple’s Steve Jobs Rants About His Competitors: ‘Open Doesn’t Always Win’

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs doesn’t usually participate in the company’s quarterly earnings conference call, but he says he couldn’t help stopping by to celebrate the company’s first $20 billion quarter. As part of the festivities, he tore apart Research In Motion’s strategy by questioning its ability to compete; he explained how fragmentation will bury Android and why “open doesn’t always win,’ and how the bevy of tablets coming in time for the holidays will be “dead on arrival.”

Jobs presence on today’s Q4 call confirms one thing that Google’s Android increasing market share is now worth talking about. Jobs: “It’s a battle of the mind share for developers and customers, and right now iPhone and Android are winning that battle.” In addition, Jobs continued to feel comfortable taking shots at Research In Motion’s BlackBerry, which still has the highest smartphone market share in the U.S. despite being outsold by both iPhone and Android. “We


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