Mobile technology has become boring | CanadianBusiness.com

As the (mobile) hardware becomes more and more indistinguishable, the next focus of the smartphone wars will be about locking consumers into an ecosystem of content and services.

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This is the end goal here: restrict choice and squelch open systems. That is the state of the mobile wars now: deride and conquer through less choice.