A quick burst of 6 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team
NYT blames yet another culprit: Nokia's Culture of Complacency >> asymco
"The challenge Nokia faces is not complacency. It's that the business model for selling voice-oriented phones is diametrically opposed to the business model for selling data-oriented phones. In one case you cooperate with and sustain operators, in the other you compete with and disrupt them. It looks damn near impossible to do both with the same organization. Everything must be done differently. The real problem is that Nokia has not realized this and therefore can't build its own replacement."
What a difference ten years makes >> Brett Jordan
And one can make proper phone calls too.
Morgan Stanley analyst predicts Microsoft will triple smartphone market share in 2 years >> Winpoweruser.com
""You could buy your way in, if you are Microsoft," he said. "This is a market where a deep balance sheet will help Microsoft determine where they want to go." He notes a good marketing campaign can do wonders for adoption, with Ehud predicting Microsoft will hit 15% market share in 2012 (about the same as the iPhone's share now)
"With [Microsoft's] resources, I think they can sustain double-digit market share," he said."
You'd have to think they'd be pretty useless not to achieve that, given their spending power. And Windows Phone 7 doesn't look bad, either.
RIM introduces PlayBook -- the BlackBerry tablet >> Engadget
To ship in early 2011. A 7" tablet. That size is already beginning to feel like a crowded space.
UK transport mapped: Every bus stop, train station, ferry port and taxi rank in Britain >> Guardian Data blog
We linked to the source material a while back, but now here's the map. Next, the crowdsourcing version?
The Symbian open source experiment has failed >> Gartner
"The brave Symbian open source experiment has failed. The only two top-tier device manufacturers on the Symbian board other than Nokia have deserted it. ZDNet reports Sony Ericsson are abandoning Symbian for Android, and Samsung headed down the Android and Bada road a while back."
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