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Jolla's 'Sailfish' OS and Device to Launch in November

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Replying to:  Do we really need all these different OS's? by GettingSleepy   Oct 2, 2012, 3:06 PM

Yes we do, absolutely...

by T Bone    Oct 2, 2012, 9:08 PM

Let's turn the clock back 3 years....to 2009...

There were at this time 6 major smartphone operating systems

Blackberry
Windows Mobile
Palm/Web OS
Symbian
iPhone
Android

In the last 3 years, two of those options (Palm/WebOS and Symbian) have been killed off...permanently...and two others (Blackberry and Windows Mobile, now rechristened Windows Phone) are struggling...we are faced with the prospect of an Apple/Google duopoly....which scares the crap out of me, and scares the crap out of carriers who will then be at the mercy of two of the most ruthless companies in business today....

I'd like to say that there are 4 smartphone options today.....but in the eyes of most people there are only two......we badly need someone to step up and provide competition to these two juggernauts or else we are all in trouble....if Blackberry and Windows Phone can't step up to the plate and provide that, (and maybe they can, we'll see) then we need something else.....either this new 'Sailfish' or maybe Samsung can introduce its 'Bada' platform to the US market, or maybe a brand new OS can emerge out of nowhere.....

One thing is certain: we can't let it happen that our only options are iPhone and Android, I'd rather go back to using a feature phone than be stuck with those two as my only options...

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