Now, I hate to be one to add to the enormous amount of buzz in the smart phone space, my gosh, it seems there is already a ton. Everywhere you look you see it. We have the carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Nextel, and Alltel. We see deals on calling plans, friends and family programs, and special bundled services when we buy a Droid, Android, iPhone from Google or Apple and really these companies, although well known are relatively new to the scene.
And what about Motorola, Samsung, Siemens, LG, Nokia, RIM, NEC, Sanyo, Philips, Sony, and the enormous number of new Chinese brands in the marketplace, as they are all out in force working to attain market share against the new Google and Apple entrants which have taken a substantial amount of market share in a relatively small amount of time Mi 11X. Google has even decided to wait on their cell phone and smart phone entries into China. That’s bad for Google, but perhaps good for the Chinese government, which is worried about civil unrest, smart mobs, and challenges to their authority.
Nevertheless, we can bet that the billion plus future cell phone users in China will be substantial in the future, and everyone is going to be there, as allowed. But who else is providing all this marketing, branding, and advertising dollars into the market place? Well, how about Intel, and Microsoft? Yep, Intel has some new insanely advanced smart phone chips coming out. And Microsoft is challenging the operating systems of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s newest smart phone.
Everyone wants to be the standard, and there are all sorts of other start-up vendors who make applications and components for the next generation of smart phones, things like projection technologies, cheaper digital cameras and video apps, as well as the future holographic phones. No, that’s not all, but you can see why this year’s Comdex and CES Show had an unbelievable amount of announcements, buzz and some pretty heavy hitters.