Future of Mobile (from Andy Rubin)

Posted by Mike Brittain on September 22, 2008
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An interesting article about mobile technology from Andy Rubin of Android fame.  A few interesting points:

it’s safe to say that the mobile phone may be the most prolific consumer product ever invented.

In comparison to computers that we may have owned…

The phone that you have in your pocket, pack, or handbag is probably ten times more powerful than the PC you had on your desk only 8 or 9 years ago.

I was in real awe when I got my iPhone a year ago (nearly to the day!) and remember tinkering with it on the subway.  At first I thought, “this is the most amazing item I’ve ever owned.”  I think that still holds true.  Nothing else does quite as much, in as small a case.

I also remember saying to a number of people, “if this is the phone I have today, what kind of phone will my kids have 15-20 years from now?”

Rubin describes some of his predictions.  Read on…

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