Mobiles: no ?GPRS Christmas? to wait for (Boursorama)
No “GPRS Christmas” expected (Pas de "Noël GPRS" en vue) on the market of mobiles, the British Carphone considers, quoted by Reuters and mentioned by Boursorama. After the failure of the WAP, the new transmission norm GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is impatiently expected to boost sales of mobile phones thanks to functions of constant, broadband and mobile access to Internet. Easy to say but hard to do since there is two obstacles. According to Boursorama, the first one is the design of very rare current mobiles which do not match expectations of the upper-class customers (for the moment, there are only two models, one by Motorola Inc and the other by Ericsson soon joined by a third one designed by Siemens AG, as Nokia has not yet mentioned any release date). The second obstacle seems more penalizing: the lack of new services associated to this norm, as the sole advantage is quicker access to Internet.