[via Om Malik] Exceprts from a Business 2.0 interview with Nokia CTO Pertti Korhonen:
The wireless convergence we have been talking about is finally here. I think you are already seeing 3G [third-generation] networks go live, and next year you will see speeds go up to 3.6 megabits per second. And soon after we will have networks that run at 14.4 megabits per second. Those are DSL replacement speeds.
I think music, imaging, and camcorder-type features are going to be the key drivers in the near future. I think when you bring in things like blogging, it could have some major impact. We bundle our Lifeblog application on Series 60 phones, and it lets you send photos to your blogs. But I think the key is sharing of photos and videos instantly — that’s really the big opportunity.