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Which device will people use most to connect to the Internet five years from now?

Interactive television
7% (36 votes)
Desktop computers
10% (51 votes)
Notebook / laptop computers
26% (129 votes)
Netbooks
8% (40 votes)
Handheld devices / mobile phones
46% (232 votes)
Other
2% (12 votes)
Total votes: 500

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JME is good n all...

I'm wondering if I'm the only guy who has no interest in developing for mobile unless it's on the IPhone. Why isn't Sun working more closely with Google to get their version of Java greater mindshare? JME is good and all, but I really think the next wave of apps are coming from the mobile space and those apps which are either native to the device or a very mobile friendly webapp and are useful AND good looking/usable.

Handhelds and the iPhone

Considering the fact that the iPhone is the leader in the smart phones space, I'm interested in how things are coming with getting Java on the iPhone. Anyone know how that's going?

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Notebook / laptop computers, Netbooks, Handheld devices / mobile phones - any type of mobile device. But this type of mobile handheld device hasn't been build today. Back 1993 there was one called JAVA.

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well said. Quite possibly by then people won't consciously connect to anything. In fact that's the case already with DSL lines which are "always on", except for the moment special software is still used to retrieve the data (web browsers for example). I envision the integration to increase to the point where people no longer see the difference between local and remote data (a process already underway in some areas). This will of course require a change in the way internet connections are provided and billed, in the same way that 10 years ago internet connections into homes and offices were billed by the minute or by the megabyte and now it's all fixed-rate. The same would have to happen to mobile devices as well (which are now billed by the second or by the kilobyte), or such connections would have to become so cheap and prevalent that there's no longer any separate charge involved at all, the price of the device and applications running on it pays for the connection as well (which of course would assume a business model in which devices have a very rapid replacement cycle, far faster than the several years mobile devices typically last today, I'm not sure I would want to go there).