MOBILE TRENDS IN 2001
TRENDS IN 2001
Mobile communications technology and contents production may finally meet each other. There are important new trends in the mobile business like better business client services and new content for the users.
In April 2001 a series of announcements made by the Japanese telecom NTTDoCoMo suggests that the company is moving beyond the praises of i-mode. NTTDoCoMo’s i-mode service has not sparked widespread interest among those in the Japanese corporate sector. To change this the well known e-business solution provider SAP is going to conduct a series of feasibility studies to develop mobile business solutions for NTTDoCoMo. In the near future the two companies will work together to deploy and market the solutions worldwide.
Also Compaq has announced new wireless services for the business customers. The new mobility solutions, called iPAQnet™ solutions, including iPAQnet Mobile Email, iPAQnet Mobile Internet, and iPAQnet Mobile Intranet. They are now available for the Compaq Armada notebook PCs. Internet services include Novatel Wireless Merlin™ Ricochet PC Card and WorldCom’s Wireless Internet service, which is available in 13 U.S. market areas.
Instant messaging is rapidly evolving to include rich multimedia content, such as audio and video clips and images with traditional text messaging. Presence services provide a system for sharing personal information about the user's status, (e.g., on-line, off-line, busy), location (home, work), and the moods of their friends and colleagues (happy, angry). Ericsson, Motorola, and Nokia announced at the end of April that they have established Wireless Village, the Mobile Instant Messaging and Presence (IMPS) initiative, to define and promote a set of universal specifications for mobile instant messaging and presence services and create a community of supporters. The specifications will be used for exchanging messages and presence information between mobile devices, mobile services and Internet-based instant messaging services. The protocol will be optimized for the requirements of mobile devices and wireless networks.
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