Analysis Of Smart Phone OS Strategies: Here Comes MS, There Goes PalmSource

Nice work by Russell Beattie over at Mobitopia analyzing PalmSource’s recent OS plans and looking at the overall smartphone OS market. After playing around with a Microsoft SmartPhone, he says that they’ve done a lot of things right, while Symbian hasn’t been doing much to keep up lately. So far, the talk of Linux on smartphones has mostly been vaporware. As for Palm, he thinks this is definitely too little, too late – and the strategy of using OS 5 on the low end and OS 6 on the high end pretty much guarantees that they’ll fail at both.

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