Linked by David Adams on Tue 25th May 2010 04:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over at Daringfireball this past weekend, John Gruber put words to what many people are thinking about after Google's rush of Android announcements and not-subtle Apple-bashing at this week's I/O conference: "all-out war." I agree with Gruber that a good old-fashioned bitter rivalry could be a great thing for the computing world, and for smartphone/handheld fans in particular.
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RE: Out of touch with the world
by Kroc on Tue 25th May 2010 09:42 UTC in reply to "Out of touch with the world"
Kroc
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The market leaders are experts at the present, not the future. The market leaders are struggling with profitability and direction. They've been resting on their laurels. Nokia, Motorola and RIM have been pushing too many models with no drive for simplicity and dethroning the carriers.

Why is it it took Apple -- who never made a mobile phone before -- to dethrone AT&T's iron-like grip over handset design? Shouldn't that be the role of the market leader? No, they're just as bad as AT&T.

We could be entering an era where the entire computer industry changes hands and the market gets flipped up side down. This is normal and happens over and over again in smaller markets, but never at this scale.

* Could Intel eventually be dethroned by the ARM architecture?

* Could Apple destroy RIM? Could Android destroy the iPhone?

* Could WebM take the lead over H.264?

* Could Windows finally be obsoleted?

Exciting times.

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