Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Cellpup Mobile Flashcards for Cell Phones

New US start-up with an interesting approach to the mobile learning agenda...

Friday, February 24, 2006


Ben Keighran is the founder of Bluepulse, a company that has developed an Open Application Development Platform (OADP) and Small Portable Object Technology (SPOT). The technology "enables the delivery of data, based on a user's profile, to a mobile end-station, regardless of the network and device used, via small software applications called "bluepulse widgets". It's a bit like Konfabulator, but for mobile and addresses the core mobile application development challenges including "compatability, billing, connectivity and distribution".
Developers can access an SDK for the platform and revenue-share from the distribution and sale of widgets across the installed base (no details on size of base available).
(Java MIDP 1 & 2 + Symbian compatible)

Homemade 3G/Wifi StompBox...

"A Stompbox is a home-brew WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) router. In more human terms, it's a compact little box that gets data from cellular towers and re-shares it for multiple computers to use".
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IBM next generation mobile devices

heres a link to the next generation mobile device research team at IBM. Super high-resolution organic LED (OLEO) displays, Linux OS's and voice enabled Bluetooth!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Demo & 3GSM

It's that time of the year again.... texhibition month
the Demo 06 conference is being held in Phoenix, AZ, and 3GSM starts on Monday next week in Barcelona. For more info on Demo, read Oliver Starr at MobileCrunch (my favourite is Riya, an automatic face-in-photo recognition technology). I dont think Im going to be able to make it to 3GSM this year, but I expect there to be a lot of new product buzz, some of which I will try and post about next week.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Google makes Independent front page...

This is the Independents front page today.
The analysts over-excitement and 2000'esque type trading does feel like a bad case of deja-vu.

Kajeet - new US MVNO

Kajeet is currently in start-up mode, having recently raised $27m in first-round funding. 'Kajeet' (an anagram of the founders kids names, and a name I expect they will change) is targeting the tween segment, and the wallets of their parents. Im not hugely familiar with the US operator market but it appears that their focus in on addressing the younger customer who isnt tall enough for an Amp'd or Boost type offering. There is plenty of room in improving the service experience for this segment.
Parents needs to keep in touch with their kids and keep track of where they are and what they are doing on their phones. I expect that the product offering will include a number of kid orientated devices, ranging from the simple 3 button type terminal, up to the pre-teen multimedia flip. I also expect that the proposition will be targeted to parents on the basis of family-connectivity, safety, cost and content control.

Via MobileCrunch