Tuesday, 27th November 2007
Yahoo: Mobile web to overtake PCs in next decade; Verizon Wireless To Open Up Network
Yahoo: Mobile web to overtake PCs in next decade
Those of you who read our site regularly now that we have been very "pro mobile web" for many years. Why? Well many reasons but if we can name only one, it has the POTENTIAL to save people time and effort (just like a good info pro) and provide info where and when needed. Of course, potential and reality might not equal each other.
When we talk about mobile search it's crucial to be clear on the type of info it can succeed in providing (local, business data, legal data/citations, travel, etc.) and not researching a complete dissertation. That said, even today a wireless card and/or Wi-Fi can make your laptop into a go anywhere info device.
Also, let's not forget about the phone as a tool to deliver video and audio. For example, interactive voice services and phonecasting.
Phonecasting takes an idea and makes it simple and fast. Interactive voice, has much the same potential. For example, getting traffic reports for your drive to and from the office with 1-800-MY-TRAFC.
From the article:
Speaking at a London event late last week, Yahoo Europe vice president of connected life Geraldine Wilson predicted that in the decade ahead, more consumers will log onto the Internet via mobile than on PC. "In emerging markets, most people's first contact with the Internet will be with a mobile phone," Wilson said. "We have to be careful because there have been many false dawns of Internet on the mobile … but I think we will look back at 2007 as when things started to happen."
See Also: Verizon Wireless To Open Up Network (via Dow Jones)