Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Nokia Music Mixer

I got a new N93 before Thanksgiving and have been having fun with it since the holiday weekend.

Now I found that Nokia launched another cool toy I can play with my new N93 - Nokia Music Mixer. This is an web application (Flash) that allows you to remix tracks and download them as ring tones. This seems to be a part of Nokia 5300 XPressMusic phone campaign, and you can join the mix competition to win the new phone!

Monday, November 13, 2006

10 Things Brian Learned at Mobile 2.0

"10 Things I Learned at Mobile 2.0" (by Brian Fling of Blue Flavor) has a great summary about interesting facts on Mobile 2.0 Conference that I still regret I didn't go. I am glad that there're some good web/blog I can read about the conference.

  1. Mobile 2.0 = The Web
  2. The mobile web browser is the next killer app (Mozilla Minimo)
  3. Mobile Web Applications are the future
  4. AJAX is the next frontier
  5. Javascript kills battery life
  6. The Mobile User Experience Sucks/Rules/Is Hot!
  7. Mobile Widgets are the next big thing
  8. The Carrier is the new "C" word
  9. People abuse the Podium
  10. We are creators not consumers

I cannot agree more about mobile user experience. I am sure that everybody who have browsed mobile web sites have encountered some difficulty navigating in some point. User-experience really is a key for handheld devices!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Gmail Mobile App

It's faster than Gmail mobile web and you can view attachments too!

View demo on web (on PC)

I feel that we (people here, in the US) are so behind of mobile technology, compared to Europe and Asia. Though we all have heard of the new term, "Mobile 2.0", I believe most of us don't get much benefit of because we are so stuck with phone provider's own business models (providing customers locked phones and charging fees for whatever services). I am hoping soon we are able to get some descent Wifi-enable mobile phones cheap and enjoy so-called Mobie 2.0, without worrying bills.
(BTW I just missed Mobile 2.0 Conferene here in SF... Stupid me.)

BTW, I was excite about that YouTube on Mobile, but I found out that they are in the process with Verizon (source: Mashable!). Verizon wil charge $15 per month for this service. Like I just mention, we are stuck with the providers plans.

Friday, November 03, 2006

YouTube to Go Mobile

According to MobileCrunch, YouTube will go mobile!

Currently, youTube allows you to upload from your mobile, but can't watch video on your mobile. In near future, you can watch videos in your hand!