Saturday, July 21, 2007

Mobile Bliss

I was reading a post by Fred Wilson on AVC.

From today's front page story in the New York Times about Google's $4.6bn wireless bid.

In the Internet giant’s view of the future, consumers would buy a wireless phone at a store, but instead of being forced to use a specific carrier, they would be free to pick any carrier they wanted. Instead of wireless carriers choosing what software goes on their phones, users would be free to put any software they want on them.

Hell yeah! This is the way it must be. Open devices, open services, open spectrum.

What would be really cool is if Google paid $4.6bn for the spectrum and then opened it up for the world to use as we see fit, just like Facebook opened up their platform.

The good part is that we already have this in India. It's strange that we don't realize the importance of things that come free to us - I can go any buy a phone, choose whatever carrier I want, and put whatever software on that, TODAY!

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