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The GSM Association has launched a competition to encourage smaller and more standard embedded 3G modules - all in the name of getting us to own more telephones. Now that everyone has a mobile phone the GSMA is increasingly focused on getting us to own several, but with punters remarkably unwilling to carry more than one …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Could lead to sweet revenge

    Sounds like an excellent opportunity for the likes of Nikon, Canon and Pentax to add a crappy phone to their cameras. Ditto for the makers of media players and games consoles.

    I'm sure I had some change for the payphone in my pocket.

  2. Jan 13
    Coat

    Ah, convergence revisited!

    For all of us still waiting for someone to put a phone into a high quality camera.

    Mine's the one with the phone rattling against the D5

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not much use to me

    I don't want more phones. I want 1 phone which takes multiple sims.

  4. merlspiers

    Embedded mobile network shouldn't work

    With open wifi zones everywhere and home wifi it seems crazy to use another infrastructure to carry data. With wifi chips costing $5 and API's openly available it seems far more economical for companys to develop with existing technology.

  5. Mage Silver badge
    Alert

    Puzzled

    These have been around for a while.

    What aspect of this don't I understand?

  6. Jasmine Strong
    Go

    $5? Easy

    A GSM transceiver already costs less than that.

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