If mobile phones are becoming mp3 players, THE mp3 player has become a mobile phone
Let’s face it. Mobile phones have got little left of their “phone side.” You can use them to play games, watch TV, listen to music or watch music videos, and a lot more. You might think that the next thing will be mobile phones that make coffee. While that’s the dream of many designers, that hasn’t happened yet. However Apple thought of evolving their iPod into the iPhone. You can still ask Jobs to add a coffee function if you will.
Aside from having the functions of an iPod and a mobile phone, the iPhone also has an email client, Safari, integrated Yahoo! and Google search, Google Maps, Widgets and even Mac OS X! And like any new mobile phone today, it can also take photos. Everything is at your finger tips thanks to the multi-touch technology that lets you browse through sites, photos and the other functions of the iPhone.
iPhone uses quad-band GSM, the global standard for wireless communications. It also supports Cingularâ€™s EDGE network, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, which links to Appleâ€™s new compact Bluetooth headset.
While Jobs has always had “a thing” for innovation, Apple is entering a tough market, which I would consider almost saturated. There are a lot of mobile devices from a lot of other companies that are constantly pushing their limits to put all they can into people’s hands–literally. Motorola and Nokia are the two biggest rivals in a war where mobiles are becoming slimmer and slimmer. Finding an agreement with either company to offer them Apple’s technology or merge with them on the mobile phone side of things might have been a better option.