An interesting analogy. What happens when mobile phones will operate without a wireless provider?
From NY Times How much profit is lurking in that cellphone?
IN some ways, wireless is the new China. Both are huge, largely untapped markets for news and entertainment media companies.
Last week, there were announcements of three ventures by media companies looking to insinuate themselves into the hip pockets of teenagers and their elders. All three are part of a deluge of wireless moves and offer glimpses at new ways of both distributing existing products and using big-media power to start new businesses.
As for the China analogy, think about this: A conventional view among American media executives is that if the Chinese government would only allow a truly progressive market for information and ideas (with attendant copyright protections), foreign media companies would flourish.