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Strategy Session: Cell Phones With Real Smarts

In an ideal world, cell phones--particularly smartphones-- should be able to support at least two numbers.

I ran this idea past NWC's wireless expert, Frank Bulk. He tells me there is such a feature, called "multi-NAM." It's a broken version of what I want. Basically, only one number is active at a time, and it's up to you to switch between them. Good luck managing that. So, Molta is right--this is the sort of half-thinking you get when you leave the device design in the hands of those who have a vested interested in limiting user capabilities. Imagine Verizon and AT&T services on the same device. I doubt the Earth's rotational momentum could stand the strain.

Art Wittmann is editor in chief of Network Computing. Write to him at awittmann@nwc.com.

Art Wittmann is a former editor for InformationWeek. View Full Bio
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