2008 was a great year for enterprise mobility, with plenty of new technologies and gadgets to keep us mobile workers happier than ever. This year I'm particularly thankful for:
-- Apple iPhone 3G for giving us the best mobile Web browsing experience possible on 3.5G. In the coming year, I hope iPhone application development will become less tedious than it is now.
-- Google Android for giving us a new, easier way to write mobile Java applications. Android applications are also supposed to run more efficiently than Java ME applications.
-- Netbooks, which are light, affordable and highly suitable for some business tasks.
-- Singapore Airlines A380 flights for their Business Class seats, which are perfect for overnight business trips. First Class Suites are even more comfortable for working, and when you combine two suites, you get an enclosed meeting room in the sky that seats four persons.
-- And the Segway personal electric vehicle, which you can now ride for a fee in Singapore. I just tried it and found it a marvellous piece of cutting-edge mobile technology. All it needs now is a built-in mobile computer and I'll be able to work while shuttling around town.
Have a great 2009!