The mobile phone is the all-conquering juggernaut of the 21st century. It has conquered various tools and services, embracing and assimilating them as it goes along. If there is anything to love and fear in this day and age, it is the mobile.
For lots of people, mobile is now their primary computing tool, calculator, time piece, scheduler, diary, FM radio, television, scanner, maps, compass, navigator, and more. Someone asked a question early this morning, and I thought it would make for an interesting discussion here.
In millions of homes, we have modern television sets and consequently that famous tool, the remote control. In some homes, there exist multiple remote controls – one for the TV, another for the DVD player, and perhaps a third for DStv. There could be more if you have enough money, if you know what I mean.
Can mobile save us from the remote control and replace them? Do you see this happening, and how soon?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.