“Exclusively” coming to Verizon in the US, and Vodafone in Europe,
India, Australia and New Zealand, BlackBerry’s very iPhone-esque Storm
promises the Blackberry’s unparalleled email experience, “world first”
“click” feedback on a touch screen, cut and paste, multi-touch amongst
other iPhone-beating and matching features designed to make the
iPhone’s outlook cloudy. Should Apple get out its umbrella?
Microsoft is expecting that 40 percent of smartphones sold in 2012 will be based on its Windows Mobile operating system. No doubt it won't be resting on its laurels if it gets there, but open source-based platforms, particularly LiMo, are making rapid headway.