Monday, February 06, 2006

Move to cell phones II

Another article on how the cell phone is becoming the ubiquitious computer [and another log on the fire to make AR games fit them].

And with cheap processors, full-color screens, high-speed cellular networks and versatile software standards like Sun's (Research) Java programming language, the mobile phone is becoming increasingly indistinguishable from a PC. For proof, just look at Palm's (Research) Treo or Nokia's (Research) latest smartphones.

Yet, as Gates discovered long ago, it is compelling software that drives adoption of new hardware. The personal computer didn't become truly popular until the advent of easy-to-use web browsers, good search technology and email.


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