Editor's Corner: Suits & Cell Phones

I've long argued that mobile enterprise users are a large and growing segment of the wireless market. Now there's another reason: converged mobile devices. For example, Nokia plans to begin marketing phones that can easily switch between mobile and fixed networks. These phones will be specifically targeted at businesses and corporations, and I think they will be very successful. As more high-end devices find their way into the hands of corporate users, more corporations are going to be looking for quality mobile enterprise software. More available software will lead to more mobile enterprise devices, and so on. I believe that mobile CRM, SFA, and similar apps will prove to be far more lucrative than ringtones, games, or mobile TV.

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