Monday, November 08, 2004

Proving Ground

Looks like the 3G battle is on this week, in the run-up to Christmas, with Vodafone splashing out 100m quid on their launch frenzy.

An unnamed analyst told The Observer this Sunday: "If it doesn't work out, [Vodafone] is toast."

From my point of view (which admittedly may be biased, twisted, bitter and wrong), the demand for 3G isn't exactly great - people have phones and they're not chomping at the bit to get streamed video. However, maybe it's one of those things where the *real* killer applications will only crop up once the technology is readily available... the next few months could actually be quite interesting.

I'm sticking to my ol' tin can and string, though.

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