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.