The big surprise of yesterday’s poll was how predictable it turned out.
On Thursday, we asked you which smartphone maker would likely be bought next. The choices were RIM, HTC and Nokia. There’s been lots of speculation that RIM’s problems–poor earnings, layoffs and its inability to make the Blackberry Playbook a healthy competitor to Apple’s iPad–make it a likely takeover target. Apparently, many of our readers agree. Nearly 56% said they expect RIM to be the next smartphone maker to get sold.
HTC, in another surprise, came in second with 22.6% (this surprises me because HTC seems more like a buyer than a seller but I could very easily be wrong). And Nokia wound up third with 21%.
We also asked for some write-in candidates. There were mentions of Samsung as well as Nortel Networks (one jokester even suggested the iPhone would go up for sale. I doubt this but maybe this person knows something we don’t).
Till next week.