SAN FRANCISCO, November 18, 2008 – Rutberg & Company today announced the topic and speakers for this year's final installment of Rutberg Quarterly, taking place December 3 at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, California.
Rutberg & Company's Rajeev Chand, Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst, Wireless will host the discussion, entitled "iPhone, Android, Ovi and BlackBerry: What is the Net Impact to the Wireless Industry?."
Speakers will include:
Thomas Gewecke, President, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
Ian McKerlich, Director, Mobile Web and Content Services, T-Mobile USA
Alistair Mitchell, VP, Multimedia Integration, Research in Motion
Overall, the conversation will focus on the structural changes and forces affecting the wireless industry worldwide; specifically, the thesis for debate is how fundamentally the iPhone, Android, Ovi, and BlackBerry initiatives actually will change the global ecosystem. Each represents a new business model for the industry, with potential shifts in roles from carriers to others in the ecosystem. In addition, each potentially facilitates the growth and usability for the mobile Internet. However, the prospects for several are uncertain. Further, the unit volumes for several may not be meaningful in the context of the billion-unit mobile market.
More detailed information about the December 3, 2008 Rutberg Quarterly can be found here.
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