Do you realise the speed of the mobile phone revolution?

How long do you think it is since the first mobile phone? 10 years, 20 years, 25 years? No, as I write this it is 43 years since the first truly mobile phone was invented! It was designed by Motorola in 1973 and they remained a leader in mobile phone development all the way through to the end of the 2000s. You probably know the brand (famous for its Razr product), but like Nokia the business is no more supplanted by the likes of the iPhone and Andriod-based phones. Such is the pace of technological development now that if you make a strategic blunder you can be dead in the water in a couple of years. The blunder Motorola and Nokia made was not to appreciate the potential of the mobile internet and to develop operating systems for their phones that would capitalise on the opportunity. Their phones could do basic internet related things (email, surf), but it was Apple s decision to get 3rd party developers in to produce new apps that was the killer. Before Motorola and Nokia knew what h


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