Linked by David Adams on Fri 4th Dec 2009 17:16 UTC
In the News This 24/7 Wall Street article displays three common media ailments: hyperbole, a love for top ten lists, and an obsession with December predictions for the coming year (which off course OSNews is obviously also falling victim to), and there are some predictable losers on this list (Blockbuster Video, anyone?). I thought it would be an interesting topic for OSNews because three of the companies/brands are quite familiar to us: Palm, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems.
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Hehe, I love predictions!
by Moochman on Fri 4th Dec 2009 20:35 UTC
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My list of predictions for next December (compared to now):

Losers:
-Cable TV providers
-AT&T (Sprint too but I doubt it will get worse than it already is)
-LG phones (due to lack of focus on smartphones)
-Windows Mobile
-Internet Explorer

Winners:
-Internet TV and music providers
-Verizon (at the expense of AT&T)
-Smartphones in general (at the expense of "feature phones")
-Nokia (buoyed by new smartphones and new uptake in the US)
-Android
-Chrome (the browser, not the OS)
-Firefox
-Tablet-style devices (imitating Apple's iTablet, of course)
-Bluray (because it'll finally be cheap enough for everyone)

Remember, this is all *relative to today*, not saying any of these companies/products will die/take over the world.

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