Mike Lazaridis got on the pulpit again at MWC touting how programmers and carriers need to worry about bandwidth conservation. Personally I think it is a lofty and ideal goal but its a ridiculous concept to try forcing on consumers who don’t want to hear it. RIM does not implement many features on their devices in the name of bandwidth conservation. This is the reason that until this day your BlackBerry only gets the header of a email and you need to request the rest of it.
I realize that wireless carriers are buckling under the strain of wireless usage but the overall solution is not bandwidth conservation but rather providing more bandwidth. Conserving bandwidth is moving backwards instead of forwards. For example, this would be like Google arguing for data caps on home broadband connections instead of pushing for upgrades to new technology like FIOS.
I just want to ask Mike Lazaridis one question. What is the point of the fat pipes found in 3G HSDPA and 4G LTE if you are conserving bandwidth???
What do you think?