“ For 2011, sales of smartphones will increase to 400-420 million units, accounting for 25-27% of total handset sales of 1.45-1.55 billion units projected for the year. ”
Combined with projections of 409 million PCs to be shipped in 2011 and you have really bad news for the monopoly. This probably explains M$’s sudden interest in ARM. Earlier predictions were for 2012.
This shows serious shrinkage in the monopoly has already happened and more is on the way in 2011. Nothing is preventing the spread of ARM+GNU/Linux to all branches of personal computing now. Merry Christmas!