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The following chart shows the units, sales and profit shares for the top eight phone vendors.
In the earnings Q&A Stephen Elop used the word ‘Platform’ once, ‘Operating System’ three times and ‘Ecosystem’ 15 times.
Though they seem interchangeable, the three phrases have significant differences in meaning. Briefly put, a Platform is a business model concept, an OS is a technology concept and an Ecosystem is a marketing concept.
A platform, as the New York Times recently pointed out, can take many forms.