Monday, June 04, 2007

Can the iPhone rescue the mobile phone industry?

A while back I read an interesting article about the state of mobile industry as an entity trapped in the doldrums - the phones are cool but slow (e.g. Nokia's N series), phone carriers are acting out a scene from a Shylock cum Goebbels play.

The writer ended by saying that although iPhone might not solve the mobile industry's problems, let alone consumers, it might be the bright light, or a kick in the pants for everyone in the industry, propelling phone makers to go back to the drawing board.

I have seen the new Apple ads for iPhone - as usual they are cool.

The launch date is confirmed - June 29.

I am sure people would find the iPhone cool, just like the iPod, but one hopes that someone finishes the hegemony of phone carriers. The iPhone, in its present format is not that device.

Related iPhone and Cellphone innovation coverage on MediaVidea:
6 Reasons why the Googlephone is a good idea
What's next in mobiles
Apple's iPhone: & important issues
Notes on the ideal cellphone

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At 12:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

P2P Mobile service is an idea whose time will soon come.


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