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etech3 11-21-2012 11:30 AM

Death of a smartphone: 4G could spell the end of the mobile as we know it
 
Faster mobile networks, 4G and even 5G unlock the prospect of shifting the OS off the handset and turning it into a thin client. Could they pave the way for the end of mobile hardware as we know it?

http://www.zdnet.com/death-of-a-smar...it-7000007677/

cascade9 11-22-2012 04:11 AM

With storage costs and power requirements dropping and mobile internet useage being quite expensive (at least here it is) moving to 'the cloud'/thin clients for mobile phones would serve the telcos better than it would suit most users.

acid_kewpie 11-22-2012 04:11 AM

sounds like nonsense to me. This has been possible in the home for a long time, and there's been very little uptake at all.


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