Google, Nokia, Apple – who will win the mobile wars?

At a recent event run by the Symbian Foundation, which makes most operating systems for mobiles, I saw some demos that reminded me the revolution is still in its infancy. One was a touchscreen on which you can use a real brush to paint (with digitised colours). On larger devices – such as Apple’s rumoured iTablet – it could change art in the way iTunes changed music. Another using “augmented reality” enables you to look at your screen to see who is sending messages through Twitter nearby or the whereabouts of friends, restaurants or goodness knows what.Apple is a runaway success, with more than 100,000 apps (though it only accounts for 1% of the total apps and games market). But the world is changing and Apple could be caught in a pincer movement.To read this report in The Guardian in full, see:
www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/nov/04/google-nokia-apple-mobile-wars

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