Who would build an Ubuntu smartphone?


Christopher Nerney
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I agree with Jim Lynch that it's a tall order for yet another OS to crack the mobile market. I don't see how even Samsung will have much success. It would seem to me that the only potential manufacturers for an Ubuntu phone are either new entrants or desperate current players. I never thought Nokia's partnership with Microsoft would end well, so I don't totally rule out the Finnish device maker finding another OS once it realizes the mistake it made partnering with a company that doesn't have as much at stake in the mobile market as it does. And if BlackBerry 10 fails (which I think we can pretty much count on), RIM might not have many other options. Generally I like to see at least three healthy companies in any major market because it's better for consumers and innovation. So I hope somebody steps up.

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