I appreciate my fellow Rocky Mountain PDMA Board Member Mike Jones for brining this Wall Street Journal post to my attention. I have been watching the smartphone market with both a personal and professional interest. I am purchasing new cell phones in a few months for my family and I am also considering some commercial application development. My choice has centered on iPhone or Android – just like most people in the market for smartphones. Both have adequate and growing app stores (although iPhone has the clear lead in apps already available with no signs of slowing). While the Windows 7 Phone is interesting, it has considerable market share and app availability to make up. At this point, I would not bet against Android to become the dominate OS for smartphones. While the iPhone is a clear winner and on most everyone’s Christmas wish list if they don’t already have it, the current and rapidly growing Android-sporting hardware options provide much competition. The strong backing of Google and clean integration of its apps is also compelling. Still, when it comes time to buy new smartphones, it will be a difficult choice. I won’t be surprised if I end up with one of each!