Archive for the '3G' Category

iPhone 3G Impressions and Development

Friday, July 11th, 2008

I was lucky enough to grab an O2 3G iPhone online last Monday when they were briefly offering pre-ordering online. Here are my first impressions together with a few development implications. I’ll concentrate on the new features.
I am surprised the iPhone App store is so populated. OK, there are lots of e-books but there are […]

Netsize Guide

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Netsize have just published their (free to download) Netsize guide…
"The Netsize Guide is a comprehensive annual industry report, documenting the state of the global mobile content and services market. Drawing on in-depth research and exclusive interviews with industry executives and opinion-makers, it provides professionals an essential snapshot of the developments that have taken place and […]

Nomadic Applications

Friday, May 26th, 2006

There’s a thought provoking article at The Register on how Motorola think developers should be turning to mobile to capture the large market. The reality is probably somewhat different. Fragmentation of Java (i.e. differences in implementation) across mobile devices is currently the largest barrier to taking advantage of this lucrative market.
However, one comment made me think…
"So one of […]

Mobile Data Rip-Off?

Monday, October 31st, 2005

There’s a thought provoking piece on The Register about how OpenHand, an email software provider, has found it hard to sell its service through network operators.
OpenHand says that network operators are not taking up their service because it costs less (than say BlackBerry RIM) which translates to less profit for the network operator. Furthermore, the service […]

Orange Mobile Data Forum

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

This week I attended the Orange Mobile Data Forum in London. It’s a popular event with over 1300 registrations across the six UK locations in October. Orange gave a compelling presentation on why enterprises should consider Orange as their sole network operator. There was also a very interesting technical presentation.
Some snippets…

2005 is seen by Accenture and […]

3 Still Limited

Monday, September 12th, 2005

I have avoided UK network operator 3 since their inception due to the fact that they don’t allow access to Internet content outside their own network. This "Walled Garden" has meant that many companies also haven’t even gone anywhere near 3.
As from the middle of September 2005, 3 allow access to mobile content via their ‘Mobile […]

Data Costs

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

As a developer of mobile applications I currently see data costs as a serious limitation to the short term growth of innovative mobile applications and services…
We are told 3G is all about receiving (and sending) music, images and video to and from our phones. Unfortunately, it’s far too expensive. This is not only deterring people […]