Here I am at the Nokia World event, surrounded by all sorts of fantastic new technologies and devices showing the leading edge of mobile technology — but somewhere between Rafe of All About Symbian and I, there’s an SMS breakdown. He gets messages from my American SIM and account, but somehow messages he sends from his UK account disappear in the ether.
So for all the grand talk about where the industry is going and all these new products it’s delivering, let’s not forget about the small, basic things. It’s great that I’ve got a phone that can do so many things. But right now, all I want it to do is to deliver Rafe’s SMS to me. Having mobile TV or whatever other new service is fantastic, but all the new services in the world won’t make people overlook basic problems like faulty SMS interconnects.