>> So, who on the list has some opinion/information on this little
> > Their site (http://www.q-phon.com/) says they topped 100,000 members
>on Dec 17.
>See also here:
>Barcoded E-Tickets and Coupons on i-mode
Beddy, beddy interesting.
I know of a company here in Tokyo that claims to have a patent pending on
exactly that model, though not limited to coupons.
It's a cool idea, though someone else had told me they had looked into
doing something similar but found that barcodes couldn't be read accurately
from a cell-phone screen. Looks like they were mistaken.
On a similar note, regular readers will remember Michael Turner's thoughts
from late last year on using bar-code scanners embedded in wireless
devices. Of course we all though he was nuts. And probably he is, but
apparently so are Motorola, who have formed a joint venture with a couple
of other companies to do pretty well exactly what Michael was talking
about. There are a couple of articles about it at
[ Did you check the archives? http://www.appelsiini.net/keitai-l/ ]
Received on Thu Feb 8 05:45:40 2001