Smartphones outsold PCs in qtr 4, 2010

People value mobility . . . and Microsoft’s playing catch-up.

In the fourth quarter of 2010, Smartphones (such as iPhone, Blackberry, and Android phones) outsold personal computers. This is a historic first. Sarah Perez summarizes the significance of this.

Market Share Smartphone OS in 2nd-Q-2010-EN

Based upon Microsoft’s small share of the smartphone operating system market (check out the pie graph), this is not good news for Microsoft. When Bill Gates ran Microsoft, he set the course for the industry. Is this surprising surge of smartphone sales going to leave Microsoft in the industry’s wake? What has Steve Balmer been doing since Chairman Bill gave Steve the CEO position?

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