Mobility vs. laptops, once again
Let me continue a bit on this subject once more... Well, quite a few people have come out saying that they want to have "good bandwidth, better screens and proper keyboards" on their mobile phones. What they don't really want is not a better cell phone, they want a better laptop that is smaller than what they already are carrying.
I think this is just because that's something they are used to. When you grow with laptops and computers and the internet, you start to think of everything in those terms. You could jokingly say that once you learn how to use a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.
There are nearly two billion cell phone users out there. And a huge number of people in Japan (well, maybe not Japan), China, Korea, India, Brazil, Indonesia and Africa are growing with cell phones. Once they get their bearings together, they will be viewing the internet as a nail to bang with the mobile hammer. They'll be wanting things on their computers that work like their mobile phones...
If you're now thinking about your cell phone as an inferior laptop - try looking it another way: maybe your laptop is an inferior, bulky version of your cell phone. It might be interesting for a while, especially if you're planning to develop for the fabled Web 2.0 ;-)
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