Conclusion

It is clear that the main drivers for location are wireless carriers and the vendors they use for branded, premium navigation services. What is uncertain is the role third party application developers will play in fostering innovation and changing the business model. There may be a few that truly revolutionize the game, possibly by providing free services through advertising. However, without carrier backing, they might simply be lost in the shuffle.

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