Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

FT: Powerful and light or small and cheap?

The piece I did for FT Digital Business for the first day of MWC is a round-up of where things were for smartphones and netbooks before the show started and as most of the new devices don´t come out for a while it´s where we actually still are now!

"The long-awaited multi-purpose devices that can play music and video, contain navigation devices and cameras and even act almost as laptops are here at last.

But the superficially similar specifications of touchscreen smartphones, with access to 3G mobile broadband and GPS location functions - notably Apple's iPhone, the BlackBerry Storm and Google's G1 - mask very different approaches to convergence."
read more at http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0624814c-fbc8-11dd-bcad-000077b07658.html  
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