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There's no doubt that the smartphone market is growing quickly. However, don't get overly optimistic just yet; it's a fragmented market, separated by various mobile operating systems. When it comes to developing speech applications on a mobile operating system, it seems that which company has the most market share is the beginning of the story instead of the end. In terms of share, Symbian certainly has the biggest piece of the pie. However, its current market dominance is not expected to last very long. At least one contender has emerged besides Apple and Google: Research in Motion, renowned for its BlackBerry smartphones, is still standing, according to industry analysts. James Larson, VP of Larson Technical Services, cautions developers who might look only to platforms on which development is easy, saying that they should instead choose a platform that will be widely employed by their intended user base.
Why today’s market share dominance doesn’t portend tomorrow’s environment BY KATHLEE
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