Wednesday, October 18, 2006
CNet reported that Nick Clifford of Symbian made a claim in his keynote speech at the Symbian Smartphone Show that the PC would be on its last legs in five years time. While somewhat dramatic I agree with the fundemental shift that is happening. The growth in use of smartphones is accelerating. PC users are outnumbered by cellphone users. I believe this shift will cause future developments on the Internet to be driven by cellphone use. I have already written about HookMobile and Nakama and their innovative Multimedia Messaging applications. The smartphone is being boosted by the spread of high speed wireless data networks. More sophisticated mobile web browsers and high resolution screens are allowing easier browsing. Companies such as Google have also optimized their services for cellphone users.
Posted by Mark Scrimshire at 12:46 PM