iPhone: The Mobile World Will Never Be the Same

Om Malik looks at the 5 ways iPhone will change the wireless biz:

“I am certain that the mobile telecoms world will count its time in two Eras. The Era BI: time Before the iPhone, and the ERA AI: time After the iPhone,” writes Tomi T Ahonen, co-author of book, Communities Dominate Brands, who believes that even media business should be very very worried about iPhone.”

His five reasons:

  • A true web applications platform for the mobile.
  • Break the Wireless Walled Gardens.
  • Shift of control to the customers.
  • Slow demise of subsidized, boring phones filled with bloat ware.
  • Keep it simple or else.