Here are some simple examples of what can
be done when you can develop and distribute
software for keitais without any limit:
SMSSend is used for sending SMS messages
over GPRS, HSCSD or CSD. SMS is sent over
internet using ICQ network. If you use GPRS you
only have to pay for the data, which is sent to web
server. This is usually below 1kB; witch is usually
much cheaper than sending an SMS in a normal way.
Application is written in Java 2 Micro edition.
Theoretically it should run on every mobile phone
or PDA that supports J2ME standard. I say
theoretically because every phone has its own fetchers.
Is has been tested on latest Nokia, Siemens and
Another example is BLOGPLANET:
With BlogPlanet, updating your blog while you're on
the go is as easy as writing an SMS. It runs on your
mobile and lets you write new blog entries, send them
to your blog, edit them afterwards and delete them.
On top of that, you can take pictures with the
mobile's built-in camera and include them in
SeleQ gives you greater control over your phone=92s
internal resources. Organise & manage your files, open
images, capture screen shots and turn your phone into a
You can also set Operator Logo, copy Inbox attachments
and view animated GIFs. It also has Text Editor as well
as Advanced Search functions
Basically you can access and copy any content stored on your
All these 3 applications are developed
and distributed in an independent way.
The first one goes against the operator interest.
The second and the third have been developed
The first and the third could never pass an
operator approval in JP...
I know that they are not impressive innovative
applications yet, but it just an example how a free
mobile software market is developing in EU
with special attention to the interest of the user.
I see this as other examples as juts the beginning...
Received on Tue May 13 17:08:54 2003