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Economist: Phone is Truly Personal Digital Device

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Have a look at this brilliant <a href="http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=1454300" target="_blank">article in the Economist</a>. Here's an excerpt:

[quote]This year, users of mobile phones around the world passed the 1 billion mark. The number of mobile phones is now greater than the number of fixed-line ones.
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PC sales, meanwhile, have stagnated, and innovation has slowed: today's PCs are really just like those of a year ago, or two years ago, only faster. Sales of handheld computers, or personal digital assistants (PDAs), at around 10m a year, are dwarfed by sales of mobile phones. It looks increasingly as though the personal computer was a misnomer. The truly personal digital device today is the phone.<hr></blockquote>

Even though I already knew this, it's amazing to see how North America is the only place on earth where personal computers have a higher penetration than mobile phones.

I still wonder whether Apple will be part of the non-PC PC revolution...

Escher

[ 11-22-2002: Message edited by: Escher ]</p>
"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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[quote]Originally posted by Escher:
<strong>I still wonder whether Apple will be part of the non-PC PC revolution...</strong><hr></blockquote>

They're selling the computers that communicate with these non-PC PCs. And if the iPod is any indication, they also want in on the revolution, since that appears to be where the money is now.
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