Jumat, 17 September 2010

Nokia World: Berners-Lee on Net Neutrality and Mobile Internet

The internet has changed a lot in the past few years. Originally, the only way to go online was to have a computer, hook it up on a modem and hope for a decent connection speed. This was eventually phased out by the arrival of DSL accounts that provided better speed and performance.
Now, with the improvements on wireless digital communication technology, the world of the internet has changed and the standards of having desktop browsing devices has been easily swapped with handheld mobile phones that allowed users to view the online world from a significantly smaller handset.
Tim Berners-Lee, the man who is credited for the invention of the internet, has focused on one very important aspect of the online world: net neutrality. According to various reports, the web is slowly turning into a highly controlled, information access limited medium that is dictated by income.
It has been stated that certain network providers would control site access speeds should certain companies opt to pay a substantial fee. This will make certain portions of the web faster than other locations. This is practice that, if publicly made known, would turn the market against certain companies -but without public knowledge of such practices, many businesses and sites are often ignored due to controlled access speeds.
The introduction of mobile internet on smart phones such as the Nokia’s high N-series devices (including the upcoming Nokia N8) has pushed the envelope further. With more people going online all the time, there is a growing need for better online promotions and advertisements.
In other Nokia news, several new devices were announced at the Nokia World event including the E7, C7 and C6-01. All three phones use the Symbian^3 OS. The upcoming Nokia N8 made an appearance as well, showcasing a 12 mega pixel camera.

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