Wednesday, February 14, 2007

GSM3 started in Barcelona today

GSM3 is the world's leading mobile phone industry convention. It started today in Barcelona with the announcement of the Global Mobile Phone Industry Awards. Unnervingly, none of the products or services given awards, including a few from India and Bangladesh are available in the USA. The US mobile device market has been held back by a lack of true competition and embedded obsolete technology. This is one of those situations where the size of the country is a disadvantage. Steam locomotives in the 1930s were built to last 100 years. That resulted in the stagnation of technology, which prevented advances being made in steam engine technology (the steam cycle is the most efficient), and allowed the introduction of early and fairly inefficient diesel and electric locomotives.

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