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Other Notable Question Marks

Other notable question marks:

Bada – Samsung may be about to launch bada 2.0, but since it only brings the likes of multi-tasking and push notifications it remains far behind its rivals. With Samsung choosing Android for its renewed attack on the MP3 Player/PMP market with the Galaxy One it is hard to see a role for bada long term.

PalmWebOS remains one of our favourite mobile platforms, but we have yet to see HP's millions wow us with new devices. We have faith WebOS will enjoy a better 2011 than 2010, but the Palm brand looks set to suffer the same fate as Compaq, being pushed into the sidelines.

Windows Phone 7 – while initial reviews have been positive (including ours) sales have been less than impressive. Microsoft should have the money, research and developer support to overcome this but, as we recently discussed, 2011 will be Massive for Microsoft and crucial to the long term future of Windows Phone 7.

Tablets - can the market really sustain all the tablets set to be launched over the next 12 months? The future of the iPad looks rosy, at least in the short term, but we suspect there will be a great number of losers in this sector during 2011. We also expect to see more cheap rubbish released into the tablet sector than we've seen in other categories for many years.

As with all predictions we may be right, we may be wrong. Let us know your thoughts and also suggestions for what should/shouldn't be on the list…

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