15/3 KDDI 2002 meets SIEMENS 2004
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15/3 KDDI 2002 meets SIEMENS 2004
15/3 AI-MATE at AIchi
As EXPO 2005 in Aichi starts in 10 days...
AI-MATE, Designed and Developed by KDDI, Harmonization of Cellular Phone, PDA, and Wireless Technologies
From Use of Hybrid Communicator at EXPO 2005 Is Announced
It is expected that AI-MATE can offer a vision for next-generation information technology and communications systems through its use at EXPO 2005 Aichi and turn the event into a global trendsetter in new telecommunications technologies.Looks like an iMate a bit;)
Love Mate from KDDI
12/3 A problem with a solution
From Why Mobile Services Fail
Unlike the first two suggestions, which could elaborate on existing technology, Jenson's last suggestion does not address a technology but begins with a problem: the complex arrangement of one-to-one messages and forwarded messages required to achieve a group consensus (about where to meet for lunch, for example). "What we are really after is an SMS style bulletin board system with a new inbox organization. The messages should be collected into groups instead of all shoved together into a single list."Solution: Latest Comments in mobile weblogs...
10/3 Casual Games are ideal for mobile phones, says Tom Hume
Casual games are a much better match with mobile phones: typefied by long but shallow learning curves ("a minute to learn, a lifetime to master"), they use easily understood or familiar concepts, and can fit around the lives of their players rather than imposing on them. They're popular precisely because they're the opposite of "immersive" -- their familiarity and non-threatening nature provides an opportunity for games companies to extend their audience out beyond the traditional gamer demographic, and encourage those furthest from the profile of "early adopter" to do more with their mobile.Via Mobilegirl
Customize your character and build a community! In SORA you can meet new friends, invite them to virtual group activities, post blogs, message each other, keep up with what your Soran's been doing... and more!
10/3 Mobile Weblogs, Camera Phones and face-to-face storytelling
Today M. and I were eating out and during our conversation (and having both newer types of camera phones: Samsung and Sharp) we both used the mobile version of our weblogs to illustrate a purpose. Naturally some people in the restaurant looked at us quite strangely, but I believe this will become quite common in a few months;).
After some experience with my mobile weblog, the scenarios in which I use my mobile weblog most often are:
a) showing a picture or a quoting a post in a face-to-face discussion
b) reading one of my posts published via internet in detail and more thoroughfully (that's why I quote so extensively) later when on a tram or bus ride.
c) checking the latest posts in the mobile KAYWA universe.
So when I found Howard Rheingold's article Cameraphones as Personal Storytelling Media, I was quite amazed to see that Daisuke Okabe has come to similar conclusions in his paper (PDF) (L.C.).
And although camera phones transmit images through the Internet, they are also turning out, rather unexpectedly, to be face-to-face media. It looks like this newly ubiquitous device could be more about flows of moments than stocks of images, more about sharing presence than transporting messages, and ultimately, more about personal narrative than factual communication.
Breaking Out of Default Thinking
"Another strong and under-appreciated aspect of mobile phone use is the personalization people do to their phones. This is usually in the form of snap on covers, ring-tones or wallpaper. [...] People are turning their phones into a stand-in for themselves. Some provocative ideas come from examining this need and 'Web-izing' it, expanding it into cyberspace.
10/3 Mobile TV = Straight Broadcast TV on a mobile device?
'Mobile generation' going back to the tube
Mark Selby, vice president of Nokia's multimedia unit, says, media companies don't need to create new content [...]. Surveys and early mobile TV trials have found that consumers want to see on their mobile devices the same stuff they see on the home TV — reality shows, soap operas, sitcoms, news and sports.This view differs quite strongly with that of Andreas Göldi, who tried it out. So will broadcast TV on the mobile really work?
It is understandable that people would want the same as they already know from broadcast TV (why bother again with checking out new content), but would they really use it for more than 5, 10 minutes? As Mark Selby himself says, nobody would want to watch a 2 hour movie on a mobile phone.
So I guess it's something you would do from time to time during your idle time e.g. before you hit home, kind of "hey it's after ten, I already start watching Nip/Tuck during my tram ride".
More info from Nokia:
Bringing TV into Mobile Phone
An overview, business opportunities and on-going trials today
Forum Nokia's Mobile Application Summit
Singapore, 18 June, 2004
Riku Karlsson, NVO
Via Tom Hume
09/3 WAP WTAI
*** Crossposted on http://roger.kaywa.ch | KAYWA promotion ***
So now you have a KAYWA weblog and you use it more and more with your mobile. Sometimes, you also write down an address with a telephone number.
When you access your weblog via mobile phone or PDA you would like to call directly the phone number in your post without writing it down first and then call in a second step.
Use a Tel.-Link which looks like this:
<a href="wtai://wp/mc;+41438182940">043 818 29 40</a>
respectively like 043 818 29 40
HOW TO DO IT
FILE UNDER CONTACTS
You will be asked if you want to insert it under contacts.
Wireless Telephony Applications Interface
WAP WTAI, WAP-170-WTAI, Version 07-Jul-2000 (copy via MIT)
08/3 Learning Communities in the era of Ubiquitous Computing, Milano, June 13
From Dr. Monica Divitini, Norway:
We are organizing a workshop that might be interesting for some of you.
Ubiquitous and mobile computing for educational communities: enriching and enlarging community spaces, Amsterdam, 19 September 2003
07/3 Samsung SCH-S260: handwritten text superimposed on MMS
This is an amusing concept to send personalised email or MMS messages.
The new phone is the first in the Samsung line to feature the Macromedia Flash Lite Player. The technology is being used to display the user interface for the phone.
Via Akihabara News
07/3 Indecent business
In today's NZZ am Sonntag there were an article by Dominik Flammer on swiss mobile operators offering porn entitled «Unanständige Geschäfte» (indecent business).
Alltag in der Kommunikationsbranche - kaum ein Medium und keine Telekom-Firma verzichtet auf diese Hardcore-Angebote. Sie gelten in der Branche als treibende Kraft hinter der technologischen Entwicklung, insbesondere in der mobilen Kommunikation.Translation: Everyday life in the communication profession - every media and especially the mobile operators offer hardcore to its clients. In the profession they are perceived as the driving force behind the technological development, especially in the mobile sector.
Während etwa Irland, Australien oder auch Grossbritannien für die neue Generation der Smartphones eine lückenlose Registrierung der Käufer und damit auch der Altersgruppen anstreben, wird das Thema in der Schweiz noch kaum diskutiert.Translation: Whereas in Ireland, Australia or in Great Britain buyers of new smartphones have to be registered and also have to tell their age, in Switzerland no real discussion about the problem has yet been started.
It is probably much easier to block indecent material by the mobile operators - when the age of the phone owner is known - than asking third parties to overwatch the content. So I can only encourage the swiss mobile operators to propose common standards and easy solutions to adopt for third parties.
Preventing child abuse in 3G services (Table of Contents)