According to cnn.com, Microsoft is gearing up to introduce their own smartphone. The company will also be launching an online application marketplace similar to Apple’s.
Surprisingly, while these two companies are usually the most talked about, they rank only 3rd and 5th in the worldwide smartphone marketplace… behind Nokia and Blackberry devices.
How do these companies rate in educational technology? Through my own experiences, I can see how students would benefit from Apple’s visual design… making applications accessible to students. On the other hand, it seems that Microsoft, because of it’s widespread use, may be more familiar to students.
Do you and/or your students prefer one or another? How much classroom time can be devoted to using technology applications?