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Thursday, September 16, 2004

More on Smart Phones as the Killer App

In my last post I noted that cell phone users are now able to use their phones to store music and image files. An article in the New Scientist elaborates on this theme, describing how Nokia is developing a file-sharing network that would allow phone users to swap files. Nokia is working on the assumption that these files could be in the gigabyte range, to accommodate videos. And, as you might expect, the music and film industries are not pleased. Nokia remains confident that it can overcome any opposition they pose.