Bill Gates sketches out vision of mobile future

Mar 16 2006 - 04:03 PM ET | Backpage

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates gave his idea of the future in a speech at the Government Leaders Forum. In the speech Gates talked about his vision for mobile phone technology, noting that he believes the cell phone will become a "digital wallet" and be able to receive email.

Since phones with those features have been available for quite sometime worldwide (some even running Windows Mobile software), Gates has taken lots of criticism over the comments.

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates sketched out a vision for the future Wednesday in which a cell phone will become a "digital wallet," able to receive e-mail and even scan business cards, while computers and TVs will merge.