The Smartphone Surprise


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Published: March 18, 2010

There are plenty of historic reasons to restrain one’s enthusiasm over so-called smartphones: they have been very expensive, and so, limited in appeal and sales; there are no standards to unify them in the developer community; and the industry has not even properly defined them.

That was yesterday.

I am writing about this issue now because I think the industry is in for a real upside surprise, one that will create one of the great tectonic shifts in the industry technical and competitive landscape. While there is a lot going on in the computing world today, it may well be that nothing matters more than smartphones.

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Published: March 18, 2010
Last Revised: March 18, 2010

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Mark Anderson

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Mark Anderson writes the most accurate predictive reports covering the computing and communication industries. His weekly Trends and Predictions posts cover must-have information for strategy development and business technology planning, and are followed by technology executives and investors worldwide including Bill Gates, Paul Jacobs, Michael Dell and more.

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