Greg Crandell discusses the upswing in "mobile banking", or receiving and managing bank information from the palm of your hand.
As more and more people turn to their phones as a sort-of "second computer" - or third, fourth, or fifth in some cases - more demand is being placed on businesses to offer mobile services. Some of America's largest companies are getting in on the act and, according to CNBC, wireless networks are more than willing to offer a team-up to get the most out of the phone services they already offer. According to this article [by CNBC], Celent services sees mobile banking being done by phone as early as 2010 - for as much as 35% of households in the US.
Oh, and by the way - the iPhone is capable of going to banking websites without any special gadgets. You simply look at the website as you would on the regular Internet.
For an insightful (and surprising) look at cellphones through the years, watch this video. I guarantee you'll wonder what happened to the idea of a pay phone.