The 10 biggest stories of 2011 in mobile techWednesday, December 21st, 2011
CNN Tech – Amy Gahran
For Americans who own cell phones or other mobile devices (at least 85% of the adult population, according to a new survey), 2011 ushered in a whirlwind of news.
Some of the year’s top mobile stories were mostly hype (QR codes and cell phone radiation) or vaporware (those persistent iPhone 5 rumors). But other developments were genuinely important to the U.S. mobile landscape.
Here’s a quick — and entirely subjective — list of my picks for the 10 most important stories and trends for 2011 in U.S. mobile news:
1. Goodbye (mostly) to unlimited data plans; hello throttling. The digital divide between those with high-speed Internet access and those without remains a huge problem in the United States and elsewhere, leading to significant inequities of opportunities and services. (Full Article)