- Nov 11, 2009
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On the one hand Google's Android is growing exponentially in popularity and Apple's iOS continues its upward growth. On the other hand Nokia looks to be in the death throes as it partners with Microsoft to boost its flagging sales - and everyone is waiting for a third option.
Maybe in SA it is... globally it's getting butchered. Elsewhere 100meg data bundles would be laughed at.
I believe the stuff RIM has in the pipeline (PlayBook, Bold Touch, etc) will change their fortunes. The PlayBook with the ability to run Android apps, Flash, etc is on exactly the right track.
"On the one hand Google's Android is growing exponentially in popularity and Apple's iOS continues its upward growth. On the other hand Nokia looks to be in the death throes as it partners with Microsoft to boost its flagging sales - and everyone is waiting for a third option. WebOS could just be it."
And silently - in the background - RIM is making big strides ...
Its easy to make big strides when you start from nowhere. RIM are just starting up in the tablet space so they can only gain market share. Apple can only lose because at 1st they had the market to themselves. Thats just simple maths.
Most of the tablets are almost 1 year behind Apple's in release date terms.
RIM though will definitely be a credible play especially in the corporate space.
The is space of iOS, RIM, Android, W7M and now WebOS
I still see the 1st 3 platforms ruling the tablet space.
It occurred to me. I wanna develop an application and I want my friends to have it. Is Java or Qt a good option if one has Android, one has iOS I have Symbian and the other is holding out for WP7.
Basically is it possible to have common code base and just tweak a few things to get it working on a wide range of apps.
For this reason I hope HP, Nokia and any other company wanting to make a new OS fail. Maybe the smaller ones can join up and use Qt for development?
sorry dude. you won't see a wp7 tablet this year. and i doubt anyone's going to get too excited about win7 on a tablet.
not sure if rim and hp are going to get much market share.
with honeycomb and ipadII on the horizon, they are going to have to offer something pretty revolutionary.
re:W7M - Well I agree thats why I said the market belonged to the 1st 3
iOS, RIM, Android,
RIM will do OK because of their powerful corporate play.
W7M - There is a chance M/S could do OK IF they launch a Tablet based Mobile O/S similar to W7M
However the betting man will say they will try and shoehorn Win7 onto a tablet and on that point I agree - No market
M/S will probably go in circles making up their minds and get nowhere
But they have the capability to go somewhere