Phone of the Future

The Economist writes:

One thing that is clear is that phones will pack a lot more computing power in future, and will be able to do more and more of the things that PCs are used for todayand more besides. Mats Lindoff, the chief technology officer at Sony Ericsson, a leading handset-maker, points out that the processing power of mobile phones lags behind that of laptop computers by around five years. Furthermore, studies show that people read around ten megabytes (MB) worth of material a day; hear 400MB a day, and see one MB of information every second. In a decade’s time a typical phone will have enough storage capacity to be able to video its user’s entire life, says Mr Lindoff. Tom MacTavish, a researcher at Motorola Labs, predicts that such life recorders will be used for everything from security to settling accident claims with insurance firms.

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