Due to a reporting error, the Computerworld (US) story Is 'Quadroid' the new 'Wintel'?, posted to the wire Thursday, incorrectly identified a company throughout the article. The story has been corrected on the wire.
The seventh paragraph now reads:
In its report, PRTM questioned whether the Quadroid combination could become the new Wintel, which is not necessarily a good thing for phone manufacturers. "Over the years, Microsoft and Intel have captured far more value than the makers of the PCs," PRTM's report said. "Will Quadroid become the new Wintel?"
The eighth paragraph now reads:
PRTM believes that the emergence of Quadroid and other factors will drive down gross profit margins for handset makers to new lows -- in the 8% to 10% range -- that major PC makers such as Acer or Lenovo have seen. "Some handset companies may not survive," PRTM said.
The 10th paragraph now reads:
Dan Hays, a partner at PRTM, said in an interview that it is natural for industries with multiple players to consolidate down to a few. With Quadroid, he said, "it's becoming hard to tell one Android-based phone from another, and while app developers love that fact, it raises the bar for the minimum features a phone needs to do well. Standardization on Quadroid is driving in the exact same direction as occurred in the PC industry. It's increasingly difficult to tell one laptop from another, and the makers are fighting it out on price and have to be operationally excellent."