Will Microsoft Overtake Apple in Mobile?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Brenton Flynn discusses topics around the investing world. In the world of technology, Nostradamus himself would struggle making predictions four years out. But that's just what one firm did last week by concluding that the Microsoft's Windows mobile operating system would unseat Apple's iOS in one key statistic by 2016. As Brenton describes in the following video, the unpredictable events that have unfolded from 2008 to 2012 mean investors can't put too much weight on prognostications like this.

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At the time this article was published Brenton Flynnhas no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google, Intel, and Microsoft.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendApple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Nokia. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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