perjantai 30. tammikuuta 2009
Huh - Back after a few weeks of non-blogging. I do read blogs and try to keep my self up-to-date. However I am currently also working for my living, so therefore I have not had the time to think about writing this blog. Which sucks kind of since I was already at the very beginning quite unsure of whether I would drop to the one year blogger status? Statistics reveal that most people start blogs, but in the very end they will not do any updates... that is more or less under a year of trying.
I have been quite busy i.e. do not really understand how people (bloggers) have the time to write out long and interesting topics/posts.
Seems that also the PC manufacturers have realized the mobile and internet AND PC convergence. They are all stepping to the mobile space with Smartphone i.e. PDAs.
Lenovo aka IBM ThinkPad owner is building a Smartphone. Idea is to manufacture/sell the first Google powered android phone in China.
Dell is also getting interested on the matter/subject. Seem like the smaller laptops are not enough for the PC manufacturers.
Interesting will be to see just how the new mobile manufacturers will come out. Who will be their UI platform partner? Mac OS (No), Microsoft (Maybe), Android (Maybe), Symbian (No?)
Strategically a very interesting move from min PC/Laptops to mobile devices YET again proves that mobiles will surely be the dominant way of communication within the internet age. Power words: mobile, internet and convergence etc.
From the likes of Internet we will come to the next post:
VERY interesting!! So cloud computing and the likes have been hip words for some years now. Everyone has an idea of them. However only some services are currently running around cloud computing. Is data i.e. email synchronization cloud computing? Maybe - or at the least it is a starting point.
Anyways: How about a Google GDrive? You are probably aware of how much computers need processor power. In addition they need memory and storage memory. Well make those PCs thinner please? Google is on the works of giving you bootable Google hard drive in the sky. This remote-storage service could replace the hard drive, operating system, and the PC itself. And then potentially have a profound effect on mobile devices.
So to make things near future: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-in-labs-offline-gmail.html
Google is now using their Gears engine to offer offline Gmail access, allowing Gmail users to read e-mails offline. "You get the same Gmail experience whether you're online or offline, all in a web browser, just like you're used to."
Watch the demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOAZaIaeIrI
Then to the final blog post:
"Yesterday was supposed to be the day that live Web video streaming took on TV broadcasting. With millions tuning in from their PCs to watch President Obama’s Inauguration speech, it was one of the biggest tests yet for live video streaming. But live streaming failed. " So seems that the online world is partly not ready for the masses :)
Well that's it for now. Back in February.
perjantai 9. tammikuuta 2009
This year sure starts fast. At the end of last year we saw Nokia announcing their new touch UI N97. I personally like the fact that it in addition to the touch UI it also has a QWERTY keyboard.
Anyways analytics are already making scary predictions for other players: http://www.forbes.com/personaltech/2008/12/02/nokia-netbooks-apple-tech-personal-cx_bc_1202nokia.html
"N97 device could compete with low-cost laptops. Not that the N97 meant to compete, directly, with the Asus Eee PC, Dell's Inspiron Mini 9 or HP's Mini 1000. That, however, is what makes it so dangerous: The N97 isn't a laptop scaled down to be more portable and more connected. "
Anyway back to 09. Finally someone took the leap and changed the DRM issue in music. This time unsurprisingly it was iTunes i.e. Apple. Why on earth is Nokia always following behind? Nokia surely has more "power" OR are they in fact powerless due to the operators?? I feel that it is both: Have to keep operators happy and at the same time shareholders/investors, so being revolutionary/first might scare people.
Here a link to the iTunes news: http://www.internetnews.com/ec-news/article.php/3794556
There is more news on the way. Behold of CES related news:
** Need to recharge your phones battery "wirelessly": http://www.powermatusa.com/
Yet again please keep in mind that this is new and stuff like this will surely evolve. At the end all surfaces could be charging your electronics.
** Also what has previously been addressed in this blog has been the 3D and sunglass style video "watching". Anyways also here big changes are happening: http://www.vuzix.co.uk/
There has also been quite much talk on receiving some electronic surfaces right "inside" your eye. It is supposed to work similarly as a contact lens.
** LG Electronics has announced a "watch" phone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR50ZcHrmC0&feature=related
Other interesting news is that at least some firms dear to show the mobile marketing results: http://www.mobilemarketer.com/cms/news/commerce/2211.html
"Pizza chain Papa John’s International Inc. has generated more than $1 million in sales from mobile Web orders in less than six months after offering that option to consumers.” Other milestones include: "Papa John’s earlier this year crossed more than $1 billion in overall online sales – up from $400 million in 2007.”
Last "post" item is in my opinion the best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUnA7HzGFbo