With all the hype surrounding the introduction of cellular/WiFi handsets, softswitch platform provider Netcentrex reminds us that battery life stinks, making fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) unattractive at this point. These handsets are burning up the battery power too fast, meaning users only have about four hours in standby time. So don't expect the FMC market to take off too quickly. Netcentrex reckons it will take about six months for handset makers to resolve the battery consumption problem.
To read more about the battery life problem in cellular/WiFi handsets:
- check out this report from Telecommunications Online