World Telemedia Day 2: Devices, Mike Grenville

Nokia pulled out of show.

What are phones actually used for? As watch replacement, address book, alarm clock, diary, torch (!), photo album, status symbol. Buying content isn't one of these things.

When T-Mobile launched MMS, they told handset manufacturers that if they put a cable in the phone box, the handset wouldn't sell - to drive OTA traffic.

Handset configuration is a problem; imagine if every time you bought a new network card, you had to phone up your ISP and get it configured!