Spot Off

Way back in October of 2006 I commented on my decision first to not renew my MSN Direct subscription for my SPOT watch, and second to not trade up to a new 2nd generation SPOT watch. As I noted at the time, the SPOT model was challenged by betting on the watch and by betting against cellular data models.

Apparently I wasn’t alone.

Microsoft has announced that they are discontinuing the SPOT watch program. Michael Mace has an excellent write-up on the whole SPOT story at Mobile Opportunity. It’s worth checking out.

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