Mobility Future

Sadagopan points to Antoine Wright who writes:

It is a forgone conclusion now that computer buyers are more likely to purchase a notebook than a desktop. And for many corporate types, a BlackBerry or Treo has become their main tether to the office community. Therefore, seeing the advancing state of wireless acceptance is something that we will see more often in the workplace, and even public places. It’s true that in many major cities, and increasingly so in smaller ones, you can walk into places like coffee shops, restaurants and libraries and be treated to a free (or low cost) wireless Hotspot. My guess is within 2 years wireless standards such as 802.11n and WiMax will enable these connections to happen over a larger area, and even eliminate Internet inaccessibility in some areas.

Wireless technologies will continue to compete for your wallet and air space…In terms of devices, the competitive wireless landscape will push fringe devices to the lower rungs of usage (meaning non-connected PDAs, phones that cannot access the Internet and act as a modem, and notebooks/tablets that have only limited versions of WiFi). We have seen, and will continue to see PDAs morph into handheld connected terminals (GPS and VoIP probably being the next main features). Notebooks will continue to get smaller, and convertible TabletPCs may take a larger slice of the traditional notebook market share

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.