Kim Pearson (E-Media Tidbits) wonders if Sprint’s “Now” widget might be the future of mobile news:
“What if a mobile Web page like this was truly customizable, so that you could arrange the content of the boxes to suit your interests, and you could save that widget to your desktop, phone and blog? Your cell phone provider becomes your ubiquitous information provider. The feeds become something like the programming on basic cable. Instead of news as a product that delivers eyeballs to advertisers, it’s news as part of your basic broadband information package. Perhaps, continuing the cable analogy, it’s a platform for developing premium news services as well.”
I’m convinced the future of all media is mobile. And I’m gonna have to break down and get an iPhone. If our accountant says I can deduct it as a business expense, I’ll probably take the plunge. Not having a smart phone is like not having a TV in 1960.