The mobile phone market is going to start looking like the pharma industry is. A bunch of “generic” drug makers sold OTC at cheap prices and another set of very expensive prescription drugs. Nokia’s on route to become the generic maker and Apple, RIM will compete the high end. No wonder I compare the iPhone to Pfizer’s Viagra. It was not until later that Cialis (Blackberry’s Bold) came out, but Viagra had won the mindshare by then.
Of course people try to convince me the Palm Pre is going to change it all.
My answer, Yeah Right. If the Palm Pre does well, then expect Nokia to buy them out quickly. Else its yet another and an also ran.