1 In this chapter, we will use the acronyms 3G, UMTS, and 3G/UMTS interchangeably. These denote the new class of 3G mobile telecommunications and m-commerce products, applications, and services that were launched in the early 2000s.
2 This refers to the exponential decline in costs, and therefore prices, of information technology (IT) as a result of advancements in technological platforms and manufacturing methods. The name is derived from Gordon Moore, cofounder of Intel, who first commented on this phenomenon with respect to semiconductors.
3 While it is unlikely that people will walk around with 17" display terminals, it is likely that large-format, flat, and foldable mobile terminals would appear as replacements for paper copies of newspapers and magazines.