Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2009

Symbian, Google & Apple in the Mobile Space (A)

by Fernando Suarez, Benjamin Edelman and Arati Srinivasan

Abstract

Symbian, maker of a leading mobile smartphone operating system, faces new competition from Google and Apple. Symbian evaluates changes to its software and its relationships with distributors in order to meet these competitors.

Keywords: Decision Choices and Conditions; Distribution; Competitive Strategy; Mobile Technology; Software;

Citation:

Suarez, Fernando, Benjamin Edelman, and Arati Srinivasan. "Symbian, Google & Apple in the Mobile Space (A)." Harvard Business School Case 909-055, April 2009. (request a courtesy copy.)