The Dawn of a New Mobile Device OS Era

by Stuart Carlaw | 3Q 2008 | IN-1002499

In the last few weeks, there were two astounding pieces of mobile device news – one more evident than the other. Nokia announced that it would purchase the remaining assets of Symbian, followed by the transformation of the solution into a potentially more “open” business model; and the merger of the LiPS and LiMo Linux initiatives under the LiMo brand clearly outline a dramatic shift in the OS landscape. Both of these will act to accelerate the pace of innovation in the mobile applications and usability spheres, but what happens to the likes of Apple, RIM, and Microsoft?

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