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Megapixel camera phone on sale 0

Megapixel camera phone on sale

Update (2003-06-16): ZDNet Mobile Japan writes about the new J-SH53. See the image samples below. Via Melody: May 23, 2003 Mega-Pixel A image taken with a mega-pixel cell-phone digital camera recently released.http://www.zdnet.co.jp/mobile/0305/22/l_maga1.jpg *** Megapixel camera phone to go on sale Japan’s J-Phone says that the J-SH53 by Sharp, which comes with a built-in CCD mobile...

Beautiful Moblog Example 0

Beautiful Moblog Example

As we are working towards are new moblog… Appreciate Kurt’s beautiful Moblog in the meantime. and read: Technosocial Situations, Emergent Structurings of Mobile Email Use also found via Easterwood

A MPEG-4 Waterloo? 3

A MPEG-4 Waterloo?

Via Mobile Media Japan: In a confusing move, US-based MPEG LA, LLC, which manages the collective MPEG related patents for the MPEG-4 visual compression standard, delivered a 47-page agreement (in English) to befuddled Japanese content providers laying out new terms for paying royalties on video download content formatted in MPEG-4. […] Japanese content providers were...

Strains of Camera Phone Demand 0

Strains of Camera Phone Demand

Via Mobile Media Japan One development Nikkei recently reported is an ongoing shortage of camera phone lenses: “Camera-equipped cell phones, which debuted in late 2000, made up roughly 33.7 percent of total cell phone shipments in the first half of fiscal 2002, according to the Multimedia Research Institute. The figure reportedly jumped to 70 percent...

Understanding user demand 0

Understanding user demand

Operators must market content that customers want yet the industry lacks a track record in understanding user demand beyond the current voice and SMS-based offerings. Via this

First Million-Pixel Phones 0

First Million-Pixel Phones

DoCoMo to launch first million-pixel phones The new handsets, with resolution four times sharper than existing models and suitable for making standard-sized prints, are expected to put cellphones in competition with entry-model digital cameras. “With 1.3 megapixels, this phone is as good as low-end digital cameras,” Takeshi Natsuno, managing director for DoCoMo’s hugely popular i-mode...

Computer illiteracy due to mobile phones 0

Computer illiteracy due to mobile phones

Japan’s Generation of Computer Refuseniks Most teens and young adults in Japan rarely use computers to surf the World Wide Web. Instead they use cell phones to access a scaled-down wireless Web. The result: A growing computer literacy problem among Japan’s youth. The article conclusions leave a mixed feeling. Do Japanes Youngsters favor the cellphone...

Keitai aka Mobile Phone Communication 0

Keitai aka Mobile Phone Communication

Just as Weblogs are distributing journalistic authority on the Internet, mobile media further de-centers information exchange by channeling it through networks that are persistently available to the mobile many. In his article for TheFeature.com, Justin Hall writes: “Today most Weblogs are run by people chained to their computers. When video phones are widespread, we should...

Mobile Content 0

Mobile Content

Ever asked yourself about mobile content? This is what Japanese mobile content looks like: ezWeb Content. Here with some english translations. Check out there Emozi page as well. Further reading:Mobile Media JapanTheFeature

Positioning in digital assistants 0

Positioning in digital assistants

Recently we were asked to do a little research about mobile digital assistants and positioning in buildings. First we looked at GPS (Global Positioning System), as Japan and Korea do a lot of interesting stuff with gpsOne mobile phones. The problem with GPS is that it isn’t very precise – the range is something between...