Despite concerns that people would forgo dietary staples like bread and milk before giving up their mobile phones, we can definitely expect to see companies and consumers cutting mobile expenses as they look for ways to reduce overall budgets and spending.
The slowing economy has yet to be felt by Apple, with the company announcing that it sold 6.9 million iPhones this quarter (compared with 1.1 million in the third quarter of 2007). With Apple as a clear leader in mobile innovation, will other mobile vendors be able to keep up as budgets are tightened?
Open-source mobile e-mail and platform provider Funambol, issued a paper yesterday outlining eight reasons why open-source push e-mail and mobile sync will triumph in a downturn. Not surprisingly, Funambol predicts that mobile customers will want more value for less.
Why pay $30 a month for a BlackBerry push e-mail service if there's an equally good open-source alternative available for $10 a month? Even better for the tight pocketbook, Funambol recently launched a free version of its open-source mobile push e-mail service funded by mobile microbanner ads. … Read more