HP’s Internet-via-SMS

Jul 9, 2010
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HP has yet again revolutionized Internet and mobile use, by actually allowing mobile users to harness the power of the cloud, and browse sites via SMS. This is called SiteonMobile, and as the name suggests, it allows maximum Web experience by compressing the Web into simple SMS-voice driven interactions. Here is an example taking Amazon:

Amazon, for example, could package book-buying into a simple SMS message: ‘buy harry potter 4

The only downside of this is that not everyone in the world has a mobile phone, although 50% of the people in India do so, and a lot of people in Pakistan have been the victim of a mobile phone also. Just thinking of the knowledge that could be gained, and in turn could benefit the country itself by improving its literacy rate, and by allowing a larger audience to get the “warning” message or anything.

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