Who has had the ability and patience to see the last of Steve Jobs Keynote, where it is presented the new Apple iPhone, will certainly have found fascinating the latest wonder multi-touch technology in Cupertino.
Reveries to the "Minority Report" apart (the reality often exceeds the really fancy), what struck me most, though already present in many smart-phone on the market for some time, is the ability to surf the Internet like a home PC. The iPhone comes into direct competition with traditional phones and not with the smart-phones currently on the market. Apple has presented its solution for mobile, according to its classic line guide: simplicity - so - mass distribution, as happened with the iPod.
If smart-phones currently on the market, those with Windows Mobile on board for example, allow you to surf on the Internet, however, are perceived by the "mass-market" as a hybrid between a phone and a notebook. I mean something different from the "cell" of all days. To date, a phone is a "cell" in the sense that surfing the web is relegated to a few - some do not even know that you can do it - (also seen costs) with solutions that are distant from the home of a PC, for the size of the display, for the speed of the band, for the difficulty of interaction with the simulated keyboard or mouse, etc. ...
However, almost unnoticed, it seems to me that there is a small revolution in the act of considerable interest, at least for Web Developers
Being able to navigate a site from the "street", without changing the technology used is a huge step forward. To date some reality on the Web are double - if not triple: WAP, Flash Lite (version for Windows Mobile or Symbian) and Internet standards. To converge and unify browsing technologies is an important achievement, the antechamber to the true spread of navigaione via mobile phones.
The WAP, for example, as it is endeavored to emulate the real Web has failed miserably. This reminds me of the digital terrestrial!
The Net TV, for example, in this new situation might find fertile ground to take root even more than a few years ago. Then there is every reason to give further impetus to the second youth of the Internet. On the one hand the new forms of aggregation of the community and on the other the opportunity to take advantage of these "experiences" as well as from home even in the "mobility" over the total.