Carlo "MobHappy" Longino's Business 2.0 Article
From the article:
"Want to get a sense of where wireless technology is headed? Think back to where the Internet stood at a similar point in its development - say, sometime around 1998. Back then the computer had already become a fixture in a majority of American homes, while the Web and e-mail were just beginning to reshape the way people interact, socialize, and shop.
Fast-forward to 2006. Today, 55 percent of U.S. homes have high-speed Internet access, and the industry is experiencing another wave of innovation as entrepreneurs create new products and services to exploit today's faster networks. Meanwhile, though more than half of all Americans now own mobile phones, most handsets are still limited by slow connection speeds.
But this, too, will soon change. Three of the four major U.S. carriers switched on high-speed 3G networks in 2005, and Wi-Fi hotspots continue to proliferate, with places like Philadelphia and San Francisco planning to create citywide Wi-Fi networks.
By clicking on the links below, you'll get an advance look at some of the technologies that promise to make this new era of mobility truly revolutionary.
- Productivity: The everywhere office
- Voice communication gets more flexible
- Beyond the map: Services that fit where you are
- Entertainment: Mobilizing the buddy list
- Tomorrow's wireless devices"