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(keitai-l) Re: Camera phones - USB & WPAN

From: Benjamin <bkml_at_mac.com>
Date: 07/29/02
Message-Id: <DFD7397A-A2FF-11D6-9FDF-003065FB21DC_at_mac.com>
On Monday, July 29, 2002, at 01:40 , Tom Motoyoshi Kalland wrote:

> i'm not sure. i mean, the cameras surely have a communication value of 
> some
> sort letting people send pictures to each other. seems as a natural step
> forward from the message/mail services. as for the crappy mp3 players, i
> have to agree with you (if they had audio streaming and such, i think it
> would be suitable for a phone though... anything that has to do with
> communication fits a phone).

I am not opposed to sticking a camera into a phone per se (as long as 
there is choice for those who don't want a camera in their phones). My 
point is that phone makers should not loose focus over the core 
telephony function of a phone in favour of a fashion feature.

So, no problem with non-telephony add-ons in principle, but phone makers 
should do their homework on the telephony side. So far mobile phones are 
incomplete on the telephony side of things. There is work left undone 
and the danger is that this undone work is left undone if people start 
arguing that camera add-ons are the non plus ultra while telephony is 
not. Telephony remains the core function of a phone, that's why it is 
called a phone. It follows that integrating telephony properly should 
naturally come first and fashion add-ons should come thereafter.

regards
benjamin
Received on Mon Jul 29 17:33:05 2002