iMode – another one bites the dust ..

e-plus drops imode. I have said this many times before.

Let us not look to the east for inspiration. The Mobile Web / Mobile data industry is taking off in a big way in the West – but not as a copy of the East.

Here, we will never have the monopoly of DoCoMo or the government standardization of the Korean government.

If interconnectivity and interoperability are the key goals – then they will be achieved in Europe and America through open standards and the adoption of Web standards creating a synergy between the Web and the Mobile web.

There is simply no other way to achieve critical mass as far as I can see – and without critical mass – the industry will forever be tied to voice and SMS. Applications will never gain critical mass no matter how good they are.