Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 10:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "You'll remember the 'scroll and select' days of S60, hopefully. Smartphones driven by a navigational d-pad with central 'OK' button. Now look in your hand to see Symbian in Belle Refresh or Belle FP2 form and there's very little similarity. How did we get from one to the other and could things have happened differently? I say yes."
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RE: who die first?
by ricegf on Sat 20th Apr 2013 15:33 UTC in reply to "who die first?"
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While RIM is unlikely to regain the business market share they once enjoyed, their BB10 phones look good enough to me to maintain a sustainable business. (I've never used a BB, but I know many people who still do and would like to stay with them.)

With the crash of Symbian and the rapid decline in feature phones, though, Nokia has hitched their star firmly to Microsoft. If Microsoft changes direction again and becomes a sole source WP phone manufacturer in light of its current poor market performance, as they have so often in the past, Nokia is Screwed For Sure. (Of course, Microsoft may just buy Nokia... in which case Nokia is Screwed For Sure.)

Edited 2013-04-20 15:35 UTC

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