Walking dead of the mobile world as Apple and Google take the lead
Apple is clearly going to be the idea and profit powerhouse in mobile, even if Google has more market share. Google, which seems to be realizing its fully open model could hurt Android, could also be more of a driving force if it figures out how to lead an alliance of strong OEMs (such as Motorola and perhaps Samsung and/or HTC) rather than let the OEMs damage its brand with their “slap it together” mentality. HP may have a shot of being the third engine. The rest are history. RIM, Microsoft, Nokia, and Dell are all toast in the mobile market — the walking dead who should be looking for burial plots. Mourn them if you must, but it’s time to move on. Don’t get buried along with them.