I really don’t know why several of my most recent posts are about smartphones. This forum is about data center and IS security. However, I am a mobile consultant, and smartphones are a key weapon in the consultant’s utility belt.
With that disclaimer, I was reading an article today in Gigaom about smartphone market share. The graph is reprinted below.
There’s a lot to read between the lines in this and other similar reports over the past few months, one of which is what the impact of the Verizon iPhone will be. So next year’s chart will be interesting to look at.
Oddly though, my motivation for banging out this quick post is the thought that occurs to me regarding Blackberry, in this regard. In my personal opinion, I think that the Blackberries are going to quickly die off. I think that their proliferation is being artificially buoyed by all the BES servers out there humming through their depreciation curves. Maybe the RIM curve will be down there next to Microsoft next year.
I promise- no more smart phone posts for a while (I think).
HP does smart phones??