30/6 Nintendo DS Lite, Targetgroup: Women
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30/6 Nintendo DS Lite, Targetgroup: Women
30/6 India: cell phones are becoming our gateway to the internet
Dina writes some interesting stuff about India in Cultural Insights India - Technology Perspectives. Excerpts:
25/6 LG's chocolate phone: A pop culture product with good looks, but which doesn't deliver on the content side
After the success of the RAZR, there seems to be another phone which people get crazy about: LG's Chocolate Phone KG 800.
JFRobinson comes with some very fruitful thoughts regarding content services which such an iconic phone should deliver:
Some are claiming the LG Chocolate a success of form over function, LG certainly should be congratulated for having a hit like this, I was very impressed by the adventurous spirit of their overall design at GSM world in Barcelona. But there has been some brutal online trashing of the phones UI and functionality. But here is the point I want to make is this: if a slick look and red glowing buttons will sell a million (or two or three or ten) five-hundred dollar handsets, what would a cool addictive content service do that was available ONLY for that phone? Why wasn't there an awesome download video service or other exclusive interactive and addictive content service? I'm not talking about putting movie trailers or repurposing TV shows, I'm talking about a mobile-centric, ORIGINAL service that is AS CREATIVE AS THE DESIGN OF THE PHONE ITSELF. Remember, this is a Pop Culture product, and I think the day has come to see the complete product as one thing - so what the phone can DO for the customer is just as cool as it LOOKS.
24/6 The gap between Japan and Europe
In Tomorrow's mobile services today Ericsson’s Atsuhiko Ohkita, senior market analyst in Tokyo says:
The difference between high-end users in Japan and Europe is perhaps less than a year. But on average, there is a gap of about two to three years. Low-end European users still only use voice and SMS, and don’t want to try web access.”It's easy why: no easy access, scarcity of content and price. Japan has neither of these problems.
How can we solve the problem:
23/6 QR Code and Kaywa Reader (3)
23/6 QR Code and Kaywa Reader (2)
23/6 QR Code and Kaywa Reader (1)
I created a stamp of my mobile blog QR Code (size: 2cm x 2cm).The results are amazing!
Even a stamped QR Code like this is still readable with the Kaywa Reader.
While today’s mobile communication tools readily connect us to friends and known acquaintances, we lack mobile devices to explore and play with our subtle, yet important, connections to strangers and the unknown – especially the Familiar Strangers whom we regularly encounter.From info page:
The principle metaphors of Jabberwockies are “digital scents” and “digital tagging”. As individuals traverse an urban landscape, they simply infuse their path with a unique and detectable digital redolence. Similarly, fixed places/objects can also emit unique “scents” once they are “digitally tagged” with small wireless tags called iMotes.Why not simply use QR Codes;)
21/6 3G For All: GSMA's Emerging Market Handset Programme
GSMA To Accelerate Development Of Mass-market 3G Handsets Under "3G For All" Programme (June 13, 2006)
"Our 3G handset initiative will allow far more people to take advantage of the video clips, mobile music, Internet access, and many other multimedia services now enjoyed by more affluent users in the developed world," says Rob Conway, CEO of the GSMA. "Our Emerging Market Handset programme is a compelling demonstration of how economies of scale can be brought to bear to accelerate falls in the cost of manufacturing mobile phones."
Mobile, especially in emerging markets (scroll to the title in the post)
21/6 MYSQ: Perform in the video booth, then download the movie via QR Code to your mobile phone
MYSQ: My Style So Qute
Combine an interactive video booth with QR Codes. Perform before the camera and then download the 30 seconds video via QR Code to your mobile phone.
See MYSQ movie
An Interesting hybrid and surely the ultimate social killer app;)
Also via We-Make-Money-Not-Art
Btw what does the "L" stand for in MySQL?