Palm is dying. They’ve been haemorrhaging money since late last year, and yesterday’s woeful earnings announcement sealed its fate. It didn’t have to be this way. But it’s been coming for a long time.
We’re not the only ones who think Nokia is doomed if they keep turning out smartphones like the N97. Generator Research says that Nokia’s smartphone marketshare will plummet from over 40 percent today to only 20 percent by 2013.
Gene Munster, an Apple analyst, says that Apple’s likely to release a 7 to 10-inch touchscreen tablet some time in the early half of 2010. Usually analysts’ predictions are sketchy, but Munster’s is slightly less so.