Dominic Strowbridge, European product manager of Motorola’s technology marketing department.
Q How would you describe the future of mobile phones?
A Bright and rosy. Current devices will still be around for a few years, because the new third-generation phones will not be available everywhere instantly. Most will probably be dual mode, compatible with existing networks and third-generation technology.
Q Will mobile phones cost more as the technology develops?
A We are trying to be competitive and make them sexier and smaller. We need new features to offset the rise in prices, like the ability to receive pictures and internet access.
Q Do we need access to the internet via phones?
A At the moment you can only access the internet via six different types of device, and the only internet we know appears on a computer screen. Wouldn’t it be nice to access the internet from wherever you are? It won’t be a full colour version with graphics though – it will have to be simplified.