> > ///: hmmm... good observation. 1,700 people watch your
> > clip on a FOMA? What else is there? Where is all that
> > content coming from, to keep 1,700 glued to their Boutique
> > Bricks of a phone?
> Here is where your misunderstanding (and Carlos in private
> mail) starts. You should read this list more carefully.
I read this list carefully. I thought we were talking about Phones here?
I bought a bunch of Eggy's for about 200.000- each, 3 Months ago from several
stores, including the DoCoMo store at Shinagawa Station; just to test the usability
and quality of the device. The ability to really deliver what a consumer can
live with, to fulfill some reasonable expectations.
The Eggy is a DoCoMo trial to see if anybody bites. To see if anyone would actually
buy this service and start churning serious revenues; to surprise DoCoMo. But
sales are flat and the whole Eggy thing is going to disappear.
Only hacks like you and I are interested in this exotic toy. It will never be
seen actually used by more than one person per day on the entire Tokyo Trainsystem.
(How many Phones do you see every day?)
It's reasonable usability, that will win. Ease of use, and interesting content
will win. Not this awkward service, bleeping useless dreck to little Eggy devices.
Just compare the userbase of all sold Eggy's to the Multimedia Capable Phones.
Eggy has a Windows Player built-in, racking a whopping 500KB of processing space.
What Phone can play your MPEG4 files now?
Like I said before, MPEG4 won't be on PHONES anytime soon. But you can always
carry several devices with you. One for every task you want to do. Even if it
is the short 5 second clip (800k), you just recorded and want to squeeze it
over the 64k pipe to Okinawa, where your Buddies are anxiously waiting to see
your face and pay 3000 yen for it.
Thanks Juergen. Maybe some day you see my point. I like you, don't get me wrong.
I don't want to challenge you. Your plugs are too funny.
To find out, go to Nooper: http://nooper.co.jp/showcase/gallery.php?%$#_at_!_at_
> Since last december (!) the service M-Stage Visual is
> available (announced in every detail in this list):
> Here is an english annoucement:
> They build a special device called "Eggy" which is basically
> a 64kbit (PHS) connected mobile streaming MPEG4 player.
> You can choose content from 130 programs on 47 different channels.
> This device is available in every DoCoMo shop and works
> pretty much fine with a very good coverage even in trains
> (PHS) and a very good frame rate on a TFT display.
> > - We all know, that you have the nicest toys and go to all
> > the hip and killer shows, Juergen... But I'm just talking
> > about the reasonable use for the rest of us; the boring
> > public that wants something that really works without
> > having a phone melting on our ears.
> See above. The Eggy is not a phone. So there is no need to
> put it on your ear. You don't need to go to fancy shows to
> see them, just buy it a any shop (they are all 500 meters),
> > MPEG4 is just not there. It's too bulky for wireless and
> > burns too many resources, the current phones can't support
> > for a while.
> Don't mix your theoretical understanding of the situation
> and the reality. The Eggy device is there, this is not a
> prototype and it works *everytime* (everybody
> can test this for free in the DoCoMo shops).
> And now look at this picture of the official i-mode
> menu of the new Panasonic:
> On top you see an additional link to M-Stage Visual, which
> is not there on other phones (yet).
> Here is the M-Stage Visual Top Menu:
> In case you missed this, Renfield described pretty much
> how the M-Stage Visual service works *also* on the FOMA
> > When we all move around in a solid 500k> Network, and we
> > have phones with 300Mhz processors, that last (power) for
> > more than a day; then we can enjoy MPEG4 information clips
> > all day.
> ...Japanese users enjoy this already on a 64kBit network
> Yesterday I saw a Japanese guy in the train and he had
> a T-Shirt with the printed statement: "We are 5 years ahead
> of our time". If I read your entertaining posts, I know he
> is right.
> Juergen Specht [Nooper.com - Mobile Services Inc.] http://nooper.com
> For a better i-mode experience. NooperLabs: http://nooper.co.jp/labs/
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Received on Thu Jul 19 10:24:18 2001