The move to specialized phones

The MVNOs represent a big first step toward open carrier networks. It will be very interesting to watch the handset manufacturers during this stage. Few would argue that the typical phone UI today is terrible. Will the MVNOs give handset manufacturers the free reign and motivation to create fully functional phones?

It appears they may. Here’s a preview:

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And what kinds of phones will be required for the truly specialized MVNOs which are starting to roll out in Europe?

Mary Jane MVNO
Gay MVNO
German Turkish MVNO

The possibilities are endless. More at MobHappy here and here.

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