> > On Thu, 22 May 2003, Gerhard Fasol wrote:
> >> why build the dictionary into the phone, when there are lots =
> >> much better and comprehensive ones) available online through imode?
> > Having it in the phone:
> > a) is quite a bit faster than an i-mode lookup,
> > b) works in the subway, and
> > c) saves you the packet charges.
>Here is another good point. Having a local application is sometimes
>better than having an on-line service. So Some Java or better C++
>apps have clear advantages in some contexts and uses even if they
>do not generate traffic to the operator...
The issue is deciding whether the application or data is a fundamental
requirement of not. A dictionary like this is a fundamental phone
requirement, so of course it makes sense to include this basic data inside
the phone so the user can be productive immediately with writing mails etc
(hiragana to kanji lookup). If the user wants to embellish this basic
database, they can do so later (e.g. kansai-ben dictionary).
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Received on Fri May 23 04:07:37 2003