2008 - Mobile Phones and Mobile Broadband Take Over the World

by : Matt Sharp

2008 promises us some very cool new technology, because 2008 is the year the world goes mobile.
Mobiles phones in 2008
So, what will happen with vast array of mobile phones in the world, in 2008. Well, as always, they'll become more powerful. That's one of the givens of the mobile world, that the top-end phones will get more advanced, and the lower end phones will start to get more advanced to catch up, and so on, and so on, making advancements filter down through any particular manufacturer's entire portfolio. Which means even the bottom end phones become more advanced, and get more and more power added to them.
That, of course, means that the top-end mobile phones are going to go stratospherically powerful! Take for example the much-rumoured, upcoming Sony Ericsson P5, their brand new superphone, with 5 megapixel camera, fabulous touch-based operating system, GPS built in, and more features than a technology expo at NASA. Funded by the CIA. Using alien technology. It's set to be one major powerhouse of a mobile phone, redefining what a mobile phone is, and can do. It's hopefully due to be released just before the end of the year, but my lord, will it feel like a long wait!
Mobile broadband - the future of the internet
First we had the internet. Then, we had broadband. And now, we have the internet wherever we go with mobile broadband. If I had to pick one technology that will change the world more than anything else in 2008, this is it! But what is it?
Well, it really is as simple as it sounds. Mobile broadband is broadband internet access that's fully mobile, or in other words, you can use it wherever you are. So, just take a laptop with you, plug in a USB Modem (which takes, literally, minutes to set up), and you'll get speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps, on the move, which is really quite fast. In fact, it's about 4 times faster than the average home internet connection. So, it really is broadband with no compromises. So, if I were you, I'd get online, compare mobile broadband deals to see which one's best for you, and join the future!