MOBILES - Why WiFi phones aren't scaring anybody

  • 2007-09-19
  • By Joel Alas
TALLINN - It looks like a chunky and clunky mobile phone from the late 90s, but this piece of technology is far more advanced than its design.It's a mobile phone all right, but instead of accessing a traditional network, this device locates the nearest WiFi hotspot and connects to Skype, the free Internet telephone system.In theory, the arrival of WiFi mobile phones should have traditional network operators quaking in their boots. But nobody in the industry is overly concerned. It's largely believed WiFi mobiles will remain a niche product, unable to compete with the quality and ran...
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