Internet texting the next big threat

04 May 2007

NEVER MIND the current battles over support for VoIP being
disabled inside certain Nokia models like the N95. The really big fight
in the mobile space will be centred around text-over-IP, according to
Dr Adam Beaumont, a director with AQL.

Service providers like AQL can already provide their customers with
text-over-IP functionality, Beaumont claims. The snag is that there
isn't a de facto standard for how the technology should work.

The reality is that providers like AQL are having to wait for industry
leader, Nokia, to make its move. Once Nokia develops the APIs for how
text-over-IP will interface with the handset's built-in addressbook,
for example, the whole sector will take off.

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