“Google is no longer someone to watch to see what they do next, they’re now someone you watch over your shoulder if you’re another company,” Forrester Research Inc. senior analyst Charles Golvin says.
That’s a heck of a statement, isn’t it? Globe and Mail has a write up today that essentially tells us that the time for using smart phones is at hand. Golvin says to keep an eye on Google, Nokia, and Research in Motion as they all will push harder to gain footing in the consumer market. Globe and Mail expects 2008 to be the year of the data plan as surfing the web using a mobile device will become faster and cheaper. They also reference the fact that Nokia has been making Google-like moves by buying up smaller companies along the way. And here we thought it was going to be year of the rat.