Mobiles as Thin Clients

Computerworld writes in the context of Nokia’s decision to use WebCore for its phone browser: “Think of a mobile handset as the quintessential thin client. Its underpowered processor and poor storage make it a lousy choice as an application platform. As the front-end UI to an application hosted elsewhere, however, it can be more than adequate. It can even excel. Consider, too, that much of the enterprise market has already chosen the Web as its application-delivery platform of choice. Those Web apps are tailor-made for thin-client access. So, to capture that market, all Nokia needed was a Web browser — albeit one robust and feature-rich enough to deliver the same functionality users have come to expect from desktop PCs.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.