For some years, commentators have been predicting the 'convergence' of the Internet and
mobile industries. But what does convergence mean? Is it just about mobile phones providing
Internet access? Will the coming together of two huge industries actually be much more about
collision than convergence? In truth, there are lots of possibilities about what convergence
might mean, such as:
• Internet providers also supply mobile phones - or vice versa, of course.
• The user's mobile phone is replaced with a palmtop computer.
• The mobile Internet leads to a whole range of new applications.
• The Internet and mobile systems run over the same network....