Description: The term “smartphone” may sound cool and hip, but it’s actually been around since at least the mid-1990s.
Source: CNN.com Tech
Date: Oct 18, 2010
The ’90s version of the smartphone was nothing like the gadgets many of us tote around in our pockets today. It was the size of a brick, it didn’t have a color screen and, according to a phone market analyst, users could see only one line of e-mail at a time, meaning they had to scroll down a dozen times just to get to the start of a message.
Yet, when we talk about our present-day, touch-screen mobile computers — with their app stores, GPS services and other invented-since-the-’90s whizbangs — many of us still call them smartphones. Click here for rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- Should a business’s e-commerce model be the same as the company’s M-commerce model?
- Do the new smartphones deal sufficiently with the issues of M-commerce ie. Input and output, bandwidth and security?
- Do you feel that mobile computing will be the dominant segment of e-commerce market in the future?