I just read an interview over on News.com where Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, has some interesting things to say about “smart devices” and the BlackBerry.
Ballmer seems to believe that when it comes to smart devices the only two players or Nokia/Symbian and Microsoft.
Actually, I’ll be so bold as to say that the two of us (Nokia and Microsoft) stand out in that area. Then you have some guys who are more niche players–Palm is more of a niche player, (Research In Motion’s) BlackBerry is more of a niche player, those Linux devices from Motorola, particularly in China, (mean it) is more of a niche player.
Isn’t it amazing how a cleverly placed word or two can make an otherwise ridiculous claim which is the farthest thing from reality actually plausible?