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Carnival of the Mobilists #54


Posted on 20th November 2006 by Judy Breck in Carnival of the Mobilists

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GoldenSwamp is a name for the open Internet, as explained here. We mobilists are all working on delivering the gold from the Internet swamp on to mobiles. welcomes the Carnival of the Mobilists, bringing together the week’s brightest mobile warbling for you to enjoy by clicking the blog posts below.


The future is bright .. The future is 3 . .
Open Gardens: Ajit Jaokar
is in demand as a speaker across the world. This week his Carnival post gives his enthusiastic take on 3’s X-Series. Ajit says: “Many other respected bloggers . . . concur that it is this is the single most significant digital development in recent times. I agree.”

Blyk – free, ad-supported mobile phones
Smart Mobs: Howard Rheingold
, author of this post, has been seeing and writing about the digital future since its dawn decades ago. In this post he says a new service may be “one answer” bridging the digital divide for youth.

Motorola’s AJAR set to follow in Nokia’s S60 footsteps
Vision Mobile
: Follow the thinking here of Andreas Constantinou as he details why AJAR will suffer.

The Indian Wireless Carrier War – What it means for Indian Mobile Startups
SmallDoses: Just back from a 6 week long business trip in Bangalore, India, Kiran Bellubbi shares his thoughts.

Jeff Hawkins’ “secret” project is coming next year
Mobile Opportunity: This one is Palm’s secret Michael Mace writes, with some “cryptic hints.”

The Ubiquitous Web
StayGoLinks: In this forward looking post, Barry Welford makes this key observation: “For many, this ubiquity of connectivity will start from their mobile device since that will be their most frequent companion.”

The big world in my pocket
: My own post for the week is based on a Washington Post article. I suggest the mobile in the pocket is a powerful viewer of the bigger world for isolated individuals.

Ancient temple embraces FP codes
Wireless World Japan: Jan Kuczynski explains how technology will “put a stop to . . . cheating monks” in a Japanese temple. I give this story the weekly “best post” kudo because Jan is seeing the wider work of mobile — and a dash of humor always gets my vote. Congratulations Jan, and I hope you get a better fortune on your next visit to the temple.


Just how many third party applications do you need?
All About Symbian: This detailed musing is a sounding board for reflecting on third party applications in which Steve Litchfield says “I’d like to raise up a voice of sanity . . . .

US Wireless Data Market: 3Q06 update
Always On Real-Time Access
: Lots of big and diddly facts here served up by Chetan Sharma.

Performance vs Developer productivity and ease of coding: Why can’t we choose both?

Everything and the Mobile Software Universe
: This post by Thomas Menguy is a good read if you think this ever happens to you: “It may sound obvious, but many many times programmers take too many things for granted . . . ”

Podcast: Impact of 3G Licensing Fees on Prices and Network Coverage
Martin’s Mobile Technology Page
: In this post, Martin Sauter invites you to download a professor’s podcast commentary.

Changing Times for Mobile e-mail
Mobile Enterprise Weblog
: In this mobile e-mail exploration Daniel Taylor says why: “lately I’ve come to assume a different take on things. Right now. Today. The power users are driving the market.”

Mogmo, the Google of mobile?
Mobile Games Blog
: Take a Mogmo cruise with Arjan Olsder: “on to the real candy. Lets test the games search!”

Respond Mobile launches made-for-mobile TV platform
Musings of a Mobile Marketer
: Acknowledging that, “We all know that, like it or not, online adult ‘erotic’ content and services led to a lot of innovation and take-up of web services more generally,” Helen Keegan takes a look at implications for mobile.

Making Better Use of HTTP Headers for Device Profiling
: At the end of his excellent essay, Jason Delport concludes, “Adding custom HTTP headers is a very simple thing to do and it would make a huge difference in terms of creating consistent mass market applications.”

Hacking the T-Mobile RazrV3 to Get Opera Mini Working
: Says Sarah Perez, “if you really want to get your geek on,” you can follow her 16-step hack.

Thoughts on an advertisement-based model for cell phones
: Google’s Eric Schmidt “foresees a future where cell phones will be given away free to the users, so long as the users don’t mind a little advertising.” Abhishta Paranjpe mulls and comments.

Identity and mobile
TomSoft, Technology, wireless, games. . . and more
: Thomas Landspurg tells us that “Digital Identity will be without any doubt one of the big challenge in the coming months. Why? Because of two important trends . . . .”

The 5 dimensions of mobile tagging
unrated – mumblings of a mobile entrepreneur
: This week’s noted newcomer to the Carnival is Dennis Hettema, who gives his take on types of tags—explaining: “When using your mobile device you are actually cramming a PC or Mac into your jacket pocket and dragging it along where ever you go. Because of this the mobile space will, logically speaking, provide you with many additional tags.” Mobile
Wap Review
: In this post, Dennis takes a look at what he says is “the first good, free US mobile traffic site I’ve seen.”

Interviewing Savka Andic on Mobile Marketing & Youth
Xellular Identity
: This is an interview by Mendelsohn Xen revealing youth trends and takes on mobile.

The Carnival will be hosted next week by Eli Dickinson at FierceDeveloper.