My prediction is that Windows Phone will become the third OS in the mobile world, along with iOS and Android. The "rule of three" usually applies in most markets, so I do not see just iOS and Android alone, without a third competitor.
Originally Posted by RemyKirin
Microsoft has the money to promote Windows Phone, attract developers, and subsidize Nokia. Nokia has a reputation for solid hardware.
There are also other hardware manufacturers like HTC that are releasing Windows Phone devices.
Plus, Microsoft will be able to integrate Windows Phone with Xbox, Office, and their other products for a robust ecosystem.
I do not see where RIM will be able to develop their new OS quickly enough, and also develop an ecosystem which is what is sorely lacking. RIM just does not have the resources financially to accomplish this.
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