Emerging from the GoldenSwamp is Carnival of the Mobilists 83 in full swing at Hogwarts. The Epilogue in the final Harry Potter book released this week reveals that Hogwarts must prepare for a new generation of young wizards and witches. We don’t have to be clairvoyant to know mobile learning must be a major ingredient of the education brewed for the new generation at the fabled school. Uncertain of how long the Muggles will procrastinate on letting students learn at school from their mobiles, Hogwarts has already waved a wand to bring the mobile magic of open education resources to students.
The Harry Potter Dictionary defines Muggles as non-magic folks, but this week’s winning posts (believed to be written mostly by Muggles) nonetheless have near magical insight into the increasing sleight of the handheld world.
We begin with my favorite Smart Mobs — our Best Post of the Week — because it is by one of my favorite people and reviews my favorite book so far of 2007. The post title is Everything Is Miscellaneous is important. It is worth taking notice when Howard Rheingold tells us a book is important. The emerging understanding of the digital world that this book explains is particularly applicable to mobile — which is the superior tool so far for operating in the miscellany.
In the spirit of mystery and miscellany, there are no categories this week to the posts that follow. Their ideas overlap, mix — and will give you a strong brew of blog smarts when you read them all.
. . . about mobility “The next big thing is Touch,” C. Enrique Ortiz tells us, which “will enable for a new breed of Touch-based applications, effectively adding a new dimension to mobility and the meaning of click-through.”
VisionMobile Andreas Constantinou tells us Flash Lite’s mobile market penetration is second only to Java and why he calls Adobe strategy for reaching 1 billion devices by 2010, a “ghost platform” strategy.
Xellular Identity Google’s new mobile search service, Mendelsohn Xen tells us, “will challenge mobile operators who profit well from mobile content such as ringtones, wallpapers etc.”
WAP Review “The site works fairly well but has some issues” Dennis explains about ING’s recently launched mobile banking site where customers can do some viewing and transferring using their mobile phones.
Little Springs Design Inc. Discussing “More than just a pretty face,” design gurus Barbara Ballard and Mark Wickersham, provide a post packed with specifics on how to do the right things for UX (user experience).
Write To Right Your Business Opportunity In this post “iPhone: A Great Marketing Pitch,” Cade Krueger points at several innovative positives about the Apple iPhone pitch, and explores this “revolutionizing branding.”
What Japan Thinks Ken Y-N, who blogs on “research Japanese facts and figures through translated opinion polls and surveys” takes eight looks at different reasons why: Apple’s iPhone: Japan will love it, Japan will buy it,
TECHYPE Team blogger Radedeas explains why i-mode outside of Japan was inevitably going to fail: i-RIP. His analysis is detailed and useful background to understanding mobile factors in Japan.
Always On Real-Time Access “New Whitepaper: What is your Patent Portfolio Quotient?” by Chetan Sharma is a detailed overview of an area that is undergoing broad discussion and fundamental change as “the global economy has slowly transformed into a vibrant knowledge economy.”
Matt Croydon::Postneo Matt tells us he sees LG making some of the same mistakes that Motorola has made with the RAZR in a provocative post on fashioning, innovating and running into the ground.
totalnetsolutions.net You will learn a some cons, and pros too, about Sprint PPC-6700 in this Op-Ed by Robert Auch who owns one of the phones and describes his experience with it.
The next Carnival host is Debi Jones at MobileMessaging2.0. We hope to see your entry there or in another Carnival soon. All participants writing about mobile are welcome – you don’t need a special invitation.
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