Monday, July 03, 2006

Cell phone carriers opening their gardens

It seems that we weren't so behind in South America vs. the US in matters of cell phone openness. It seems that in the US carrier also had a closed garden infrastructure like in other parts of the worlds fending off would-be startup to use their network to create new products to post content online.

A recent news has shown that at least this is changing an several 2 startups Q121 and Rabble are already taking advantage of this new scenario to create a better improve social networks using mobile phones. In an interesting analogy (similar to a previous link of mine) the article goes on saying that 'This "walled garden" concept harkens back to the closed dial-up computer networks of yesteryear, such as AOL, Compuserve, and Prodigy'

This is a great step forward for the mobile phone to become the next computing platform.

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