Mobile Phones Will Become The Primary Personal Computing Devices

A merger of the lowly USB memory stick and the mobile telephone provide a new platform for information solutions. Microscopic portable memory with capacity similar to today's PC disk drives will spark a transformation which will then be driven by new use models for mobile phones and a new class of "computer user", one that has no "personal computer" at all. Since more people carry phones than laptops the PC will fade into a role similar to today's view of the once mighty mainframe. Laptop-loving dinosaurs at the workshop will protest that phones will never replace their favorite machines, in much same way the mainframe developers scoffed at PCs throughout the 1980s.

By: John J. Barton; Shumin Zhai; Steven B. Cousins

Published in: RJ10360 in 2005


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