MeeGo conference: Intel's and Nokia's visions of MeeGo
Posted Nov 17, 2010 20:50 UTC (Wed) by nix
Parent article: MeeGo conference: Intel's and Nokia's visions of MeeGo
Over the next few years, there will be one billion new internet-connected users and 15 billion connected devices
This number is just comical. That's well over two devices for every living human, or, given his own figures, ten to fifteen devices per each one of those new users. I can just see it in the Western world (laptop and phone-that-does-everything, plus a few hundred million at most for infrastructure, servers and the like), but outside the western world... well, mobiles are ubiquitous, but it's not one per person, not at all, and that seems fairly unlikely to change in such a short timespan (if a village has one or two phones, they get enormously more benefit than if they have none: if they have ten times as many they don't get much extra benefit but it costs a lot).
Furthermore, where is the bandwidth for all these mobile devices going to come from? The airwaves are already clogged, and are projected to be clogged in no time flat even if the spectrum from the TV switchoff were entirely to be given to mobile-device dataflow, which is not happening.
Ah well. We're in the new world, in which developer conferences are given by executive VPs. Expecting logic rather than marketing from people like that is surely unrealistic, but they could have tried to make the marketing figures not obviously ridiculous.
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