Infosync: AT & T Wireless subscribers will be able to vote on the next American Idol season using their SMS capable phones according to this article. I’m sure this is just a trial balloon for the network and ATT, but this could be the start of something a lot bigger here in the US where SMS hasn’t really taken off like in Japan and the Scandinavian countries. I think my major concern about the possible success of something like this is that even most tech savvy people I know don’t use SMS messaging from their phones at all. My more non-technical friends don’t even know how to use the phone in this manner. My Danger, which supports sms messaging, has the major hole in it’s operating system that does not let you generate SMS messages from listings in your address book. I think that the current lines of phones could be improved quite a bit in terms of the ease of text messaging.
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