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Podcast: Will the $99 smartphone trigger a price war?

See why RIM and Google Android could start a smartphone price war and why Palm could be an acquisition target in this episode of The Big Question.


It appears that $99 could the new sweet spot for smartphones. In this podcast, hear why Research in Motion might be ready to start a price war, why Google Android could help drive down the price of smartphones in 2010, and why Palm could be a first big target as the smartphone market consolidates.

This is the first episode of "The Big Question," a joint production from ZDNet and TechRepublic. I co-host this weekly podcast with ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan. This week's guest expert is Bill Detwiler, Head Technology Editor of TechRepublic.

You can play this 21-minute episode from the Flash-based player at the top of the page, or:

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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about how technology is changing the way we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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