To turn a phrase from Bill Clinton, the impending armageddon of new phone platforms arriving on Canadian shores this month will be settled not on the hardware side, but on the software side.
Tomorrow Google launches it’s Android platform in Canada on the Rogers network with the HTC Dream and HTC Magic. Next week it’s the Palm Pre and then, just days later, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference will bring anything from a new iPhone design to a touch tablet to a simple release of the iPhone 3.0 software for the current handset line.
Regardless of what happens with the hardware this month, there’s one thing you need to understand about this battle – it’s all about the software.
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