A few weeks ago this circled the blogospher (too many to mention), and all manner of mobile sites focusing on news for mobile phones/apps/accessories.
To be honest I see this as An excuse for new horizons!
I see this as an excuse for the developer to explore new horizons. Was it not the same “middleman process” when he first submitted the FaceBook app?? I’m sure it was; however maybe the recent changes are slowing final development to fruition & consumption.
Still the web still has a LONG way to go to become so called “best mobile app” because not all data should be sourced in real time or pulled/pushed when needed by the user. Many places where wireless provider data is STILL not truely unlimited & thus restricted (Canadian providers ALL the incumbents STILL charge & cap a specific ceiling of 1-2GB monthly with few % on the offered/pulled 6gb of data; along with tethering restrictions/allowances and so called “fair use” policies).
There are many applications that serve just as well or better with a single burst of data for 1 time & initial requests. Only specific changes in data which wold affect users are required and incremental.
Some applications, like stock data for trading applications, world news events/reports – need and require a continuous stream of data. Issue is web based cloud “apps” (more like interfaces) change not only the data presented to the end user, but many times augmenting the GUI layout which most of the times is not needed; this lacks in efficient data streaming, and more data bucket usuage & costs to the end user.
There is a HUGE reason why WML/WAP1.1 failed, and why WAP2.0 is in a static state of developmental evolution and suits feature phones, and not smartphones.
Yes I’m aware of HTML5 and what GoogleWave presents – but it proves that the GUI layout consistently changes due to new data streams and provides great event notifications – but its NOT suited for a battery packing handheld smartphone/feature phone device. To put it simply developers that code specifically to the web think of Desktops/Laptops (and recently MIDS) First & Foremost; mobile is thought up of only after mass consumption of their work is taken noticed. THAT is the issue.
Smartphones are THE MOST PERSONAL and trusted computing platform and thus heavily guarded by the end user. As such there NEEDS to be some kind of regulation, to what extent can be argued and never resolved for the next 10yrs – but it cannot nor should NOT be left to the end user!
At one point in the future, a smartphones evolution as a mobile device to a lifestyle personal companion should be as easy, as free, and as care free to use as our voices, words and hands (in any language, context & intent) and evolve as such. The only limitations are common sense, experience, and specific laws & moral aptitude for their uses.
Wow, that is thinking different. I think I’m high!!
YES, good show Ericsson!
Of all the glum news occurring lately about companies laying off employees along with uncertain economic times of employment – including mine – is awesome to see this news. Especially since Ericsson’s mobile partnership with Sony; Sony Ericsson laying off employees and closing offices in 3 United States.
Being a successful bidder in the auction of Nortel’s North American GSM/GSM-R business gives Ericsson contracts with AT&T & T-Mobile USA. This means not only will T-Mobile USA get to expidite their 3G deployment, or AT&T finally getting proper 3G/HSPA deployment and better bandwidth for a horribly congested network, but adding 350 employees!
Not too long ago many pensioners from Nortel faced off against Parlament here in Toronto, Ontario. I’m unsure of the outcome considering the following but it may shift a hand in these pensioners coming closure to a better retirement.
Nortel cries “poverty” this company has $2.6 billion in cash and up to $6 billion in cash after all its business sales
But that’s for another topic – not on this blog.
This deal means greater chances of LTE coming to North America at competitive prices for networks, meaning better monthly rates for users (I pray, but not always the case). The residual side affect of this deal – if approval from regulatory bodies allows – means possible SonyEricsson handsets being able to use decent mobile chipsets from Ericsson, not to mention many of the competition.
Along with our recent acquisition of Nortel’s CDMA and LTE assets, the transaction emphasizes Ericsson’s commitment to the North American market and strengthens our position as a leading provider of telecommunications technology and services in the United States and Canada” said Hans Vestberg, incoming President and CEO of Ericsson. “Our Ericsson family will be once again enriched by the addition of the valuable Nortel employees.”
The agreement includes the transfer of important GSM business with North American operators such as AT&T and T-Mobile. Under the agreement Ericsson will offer employment to approximately 350 employees from Nortel. Nortel’s North American GSM operations generated approximately USD 400 million in 2008.
(yeah I can’t sleep).
That’s right party people, the LOVELY and talented Rihanna will be performing a few tracks from her upcoming album Rated R live and online … November 16th!
Nokia is proud to preset the Nokia X6 with capacitive touch screen and 32GB of imbedded storage, 3G (Europe) bands, and quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE along with Comes With Music.
This is Nokia’s single most strongest effort to popularize the Comes With Music service. Is it possible they’ll launch with a USA store?! Here’s to hoping great competition and price wars with iTunes.
I’d LOVE to have remixed tracks on the fly of her upcoming album; very similar to what was proposed by Will.I.Am at Nokia’s Music Event back in 2008; then again at a similar RIM even.
I Never thought I’d be addicted, let alone see the day where real first person shooters would make it to the cell-phone where it was done right!
Well it has. Welcome users to the Eliminate Pro. I warn you. If you’re expecting another dumb Doom port, think again as its better.
Just where did the Doom porting craze begin and the quality was suck-a-ass quality.
This game has it all. Built-in Tutorial, Local playing against bots to practice, online playing, a plethora of weapons, suits, and customizations. Gaining credits to upgrade weapon target accuracy, damage, and choice is easy to gain. You can also get newer suits and even customize the paint job on them.
Let me just say that the Online Gaming is a pure joy … because the server connection is stable & joining games is FAST (5-3seconds)!! Gaming is fluid … although the graphics are not completely smooth its more than satisfactory giving what is going on behind what you see. You can also play against friends that you’ve added within the game (1 or more) and, with the help of Apple opening up in-app purchases (utilizes your iTunes account for AppStore) for credits used in the game play.
I just saw the coolest thing! This is not a post about cellphones or the mobile industry – but about a car – from a company that makes cars that I just LOVE!
Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab & Stanford University – are working on a project to build, program, test, and yes race a Fully Autonomous Audi TTS at non-other than Pikes Peak Rally Circuit.
The modded Audi TTS—which is already the fastest autonomous car in the world, running at 130mph—will have to face gravel and paved dirty roads, with 7% grades that will take it from 4,721 ft to 9,390 ft high.
EDIT: I found the video of the Audi Quattro in the Andes Mountains.