Future of Smartphones: 2 Winners, 1 Dark Horse

The following video is part of our nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show, with host Chris Hill talking with Ron Gross, James Early and Charly Travers. It was quite a week in the smartphone industry. Research In Motion is looking at more layoffs, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy 3S, and Facebook is reportedly hiring ex-Apple employees to help build a smartphone of its own. With more than half the market share, Samsung and Apple are the clear winners to this point and have effectively made it a two-horse race. In this segment, the guys analyze the competitive landscape and share why the combined forces of Microsoft and Nokia make a dark horse investors shouldn't ignore.

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  • Report this Comment On June 02, 2012, at 6:03 PM, oriorda wrote:

    It beggars belief but over on that benighted site SeekingAlpha (motto: 'We print any rubbish you care to write') there are idiots posting every day that RIM is going to blow everyone away and retake its long lost leadership position. There's one particular person who has created over 200 fake aliases on SeekingAlpha to broadcast his unceasingly irrational claims for RIM omnipotence. He'll blast anyone who disagrees with pornographically offensive insults.

    It's good that here on the Fool you provide higher standards so that proper discourse can take place. The point you make about the dark horse from Redmond is, I believe, spot on. If anyone can be the third choice it's Microsoft/Nokia.

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