Feb, 17 2011

Windows dominates the PC Market but Microsoft isn’t replicating their strategy OR success of the 1990s, which is why the CEO of Kaspersky (Eugene Kaspersky) says Android will own 80% of smartphone market share while Apple and RIM will split the remaining 10%.

Android domination, iPhones and BlackBerry playing niche, and Windows Phone nowhere to be found? Sounds about right. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is how things shake out, and Microsoft and HP won’t go out without a fight, but these companies need to seriously change their focus if they want to be anything better than niche or marginal.

Microsoft and Nokia just formed an alliance which is an absolutely terrible idea for Nokia in my own opinion, but if they’re both trying to keep Google from wielding too much power with Android, these are two huge companies that have a vested interest in pulling it off. Unfortunately, they’ve both been slow to innovate, slow to adapt, slow to move forward, and they’re already behind. I don’t see any signs of them catching up let alone pushing forward unless they totally change their approach.

There is a still an opportunity for a competitor to go toe-to-toe with Android, but they’ll have to follow the angle of openness and somehow come out of the gate swinging with something big, bold, and new. What could that be? I have no clue… so until further notice it’s on with the Android show. And just for the record, it’s a show that I hope never ends. Get with the program, Nokia… the Droid Show is on.

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