Do Ubergadgets even need to talk the talk?

By , posted on Friday, April 4th, 2008 at 3:59 pm.

This is something that I noticed and now that I’ve seen this article from the International Business Times, I’ve got some backup… data-centric (maybe that name should have been the give away) likely use far more data bandwidth than they do voice bandwidth. With this in the back of your mind, the rumours of Google and Skype getting together start to make much more sense.

Afterall, with txt and messaging being the main means of communication for so many (cost, archive and multitasking being factors) and voice as a convenient fill in, the “data anywhere device” really makes sense. I would likely not be going too far out on a limb if I suggested that many iPod touch users are using the device more for surfing than music (with games coming soon).

I wonder how long it will be before data is the major service in the handheld market.

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