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Submitted by Martin Dimitrov on
Great post, Siddhartha, all angles examined, all aspects covered. Almost as exhaustive as one of those “Nova” productions of PBS. I do think that smart phones and netbooks are moving towards each other and at the end they will fuse into one category of a product limited in size only by human anatomy (that is until 3D holograms become really good). There’s one thing that bothers me and it is on the business side: I wonder how good for the consumer is the practice of bundling hardware with service (i.e. at&t with iPhone and now at&t with Nokia netbook) I wonder if this will become a trend or if it will fade out. On one hand are the rumors that Apple wants to put an end to at&t’s exclusive rights on iPhone distribution and on the other is Nokia just entering the same type of relationship with at&t.