Monday, October 10, 2005

Calling for Directions

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes about how companies are using GPS-equipped phones and location-based services to improve business efficiencies.

According to David Chamberlain at In-Stat, location-based services are still in their infancy and costly. "There’s quite a balance here that people are trying to figure out," he said.

Chamberlain commented that "Nextel is in a really good position to profit from location-based services, because more of its phones have GPS capability than competitors’ models. "They’ve really set themselves apart. Other cell carriers have dragged their feet," he added.