I was at a meeting today, and I heard someone yet again talking about killer apps for mobile telephones. Killer apps are, apart from a horrible name, applications that are so compelling, people buy the hardware just in order to be able to run them. But mobile phones don't need a killer app; people are buying them in huge numbers anyway. Why? Because mobile phones are their own killer app, because they already have the compelling functionality that people want: to communicate with other people. There are some people who thought that WAP would be a killer app for…
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