Over half of the biggest companies in the UK are preparing to deploy applications
on smartphones used by their employees, with just 8 percent against the
move, analyst Tony Hallett (silicon.com) recently wrote, quoting a survey
carried out by Vanson Bourne on IT and telecom managers at companies with
over $ 400 million in annual revenues.
The market for smartphones is set to take off, according to experts.
Cambridge-based Analysys has forecast over 278 million smartphones in
use in Europe by 2007, increasing mobile data revenues from 14bn euros
in 2002 to 45bn euros in 2007.
Intuwave's experts said the definition of a smartphone for the latest
survey was of an open platform that a significant number of application
developers use. He sees the Symbian and Microsoft smartphone products
as the key platforms, opposed to Palm OS-based devices, or proprietary
or Linux-based handsets appearing in some markets, especially China and