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Day January 31, 2011

In Barcelona attending Mobile World Congress

I’m registered as a member of the Press and will be attending the MWC 2011 in Barcelona February 14 through 15th. Please email me if you would like to schedule a meeting.

Fourth quarter mobile phone industry overview

The following chart shows the units, sales and profit shares for the top eight phone vendors.

Of Platforms, Operating Systems and Ecosystems

In the earnings Q&A Stephen Elop used the word ‘Platform’ once, ‘Operating System’ three times and ‘Ecosystem’ 15 times.

Though they seem interchangeable, the three phrases have significant differences in meaning. Briefly put, a Platform is a business model concept,  an OS is a technology concept and an Ecosystem is a marketing concept.


A platform, as the New York Times recently pointed out, can take many forms.