Symbian forecasts the death of the PC
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| "Desktops PCs are effectively a flatlining commodity," Clifford
| said on Tuesday, while conceding that laptops were eliciting
| "perhaps a bit more" excitement.
| "We see loads of keypad experimentation across vendors. That's
| a trend of innovation that will increase until people find
| solutions. It's clear that the numeric keypad has started to
| creak with the introduction of mobile e-mail," Forsyth said,
| describing the competition between various new input
| technologies--such as handwriting recognition and foldable
| keyboards--as "Darwinian."
Such predictions were made before. This is a market where Linux
has one of the greatest penetration rates. Pardigm shifts such as
the Web have proven challenging to giants (and created new ones,
notably Google and Yahoo).