Do People Actually Want The Wireless Web

from the too-little,-too-late? dept

A new study asking consumers about their opinions on wireless internet access shows that the number of people who are interested in using the wireless web is dropping. The article isn’t clear, but they appear to just mean accessing the internet on your mobile phone, and not things like WiFi. It’s really not that surprising that interest is waning. If the wireless carriers hadn’t hopelessly overhyped the wireless web, things wouldn’t be this bad. If they hadn’t told everyone that the “wireless web” would be just like the regular web, but on a smaller screen, maybe people would be a bit more interested. What’s going to be interesting now is how quickly consumers respond to the new high speed services that are coming. They may be so turned off by false promises from the carriers that they’ll be very slow to sign up.

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