The Microsoft-Nokia Deal: Risks and Messiness – NYTimes.com
David Pogue on the sale of Nokia’s mobile business to Microsoft:
This is a goofball purchase that will have absolutely zero impact on Windows Phone’s fortunes in the world — except perhaps to sink them entirely.
Apple, open and learning from history — Benedict Evans
In other words, Apple has product/market fit in the phone market in a way that it never had in the personal computer market. ALL of the key dynamics that doomed it in the computer market are fundamentally different in the phone market – this time, they all work in Apple’s favour, and in favour of the high-end market in general.
stratēchery by Ben Thompson | Thorsten Heins Is Not an Idiot, But He May Be a Fool
Blackberry’s future – if it has one – is that of a niche device, able to fully participate in a cloud-connected world that can never be dominated by any one platform. The fact their CEO envisions the opposite is foolish.