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Smart phones

Mark Fletcher
July 24th, 2005 · No Comments

Great to see videos now online from last week’s Always On conference. This panel session on smart phones in 2010 is especially provoking – especially when they talk of phones not as devices but as social tools.

In watching this panel I couldn’t help but think that, yeah, they will have a significant impact on news, information and entertainment distribution. I also had the thought that they’re talking about these devices in terms of current technology and of course that’s dangerous given the speed with which these and related devices are evolving. For example, if the researchers playing in the e-ink / e-paper space get their way, phones will be left for dead in terms of delivering a better consumer experience especially in the news space.

My other thought watching this and other panels today from the Always On conference is how unaware so many in the existing news, information, entertainment supply chains are of these developments.

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