Originally Posted by sundown
Hmmm, yeah maybe but I'm skeptical. While I absolutely use my iPhone as my primary portable Internet device, it simply cannot displace my laptop on business trips, even if it was 10 times more powerful and had a battery that lasted 10 times as long. I can't see myself spending a lot of time on "websites" small enough to view on the relatively tiny screen and writing email on my iPhone is better than doing it on my cell phone but still a lot harder than my laptop. That's for internet use.
I agree with you, but read the original piece again carefully. It said the mobile phone would be the primary Internet connection
, not the primary viewing device. With high enough upload/download speeds, maybe we could go mobile for the connection.
Like you, though, I can't see sitting at a desk browsing the Internet on a phone-sized screen and trying to type on a limited keyboard. However, if they create a good docking station or companion (like the Celio Redfly that's slightly larger and includes better support for USB devices), it might be my primary connection and mobile device. (Either that, or a foldable or virtual display and thought input mechanism.)
However, while consumers might go this way, I can't see businesses doing it. Anybody who works in an office will still likely have a regular PC with a wired or wireless LAN connection. The one exception might be if they give employees a company-owned phone, but then the workers would have to carry two phones around.