Conigma seems to be up to the same things fusionOne used to evangelize.
On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 10:20 PM, Chris Wooldridge wrote:
> Addressing some of the recent traffic re my post on this subject:
> One of the key arguments against thin service frameworks is packet
> charges. My understanding is that where carriers are considering this
> of solution, they would be bundled as a part of a flat rate all you
> can eat
> plan. A number of readers have pointed out that these plans are
> widely available outside of Japan. I personally pay about 1500 yen a
> for all the GPRS data I can choke down.
> Bearing that in mind, before we dismiss thin services out of hand,
> take a
> look at the Cognima trial with Orange:
> The Register article points out, there are many useful scenarios for
> type of product. Adding thin-client components into the phone
> infrastructure means networked corporate applications can be accessed
> remotely managed in the same way. This is something we at Bullant do.
> Performance, by the way, is very good. At the Wireless Japan shows
> year we demonstrated this fact with multi-player move based games being
> played between a DoCoMo and J-Phone handset. Latencies in the order
> of one
> second were the norm for moves in a Connect 4 game running between
> players on different handsets across different phone networks.
> BTW, checkout http://www.x-9.com/ - they used to have an iMode ping
> tool in
> their iMode menu under tools. The answer for iMode latency was
> which is very usable. In Australia, we put up with one to one and a
> second round trip latencies on GPRS.
> Thin in the Bullant model also means I can run multiple networked
> applications simultaneously so I can play a game, compose a mail and
> in an IM session without any loss of context with instantaneous
> between applications.
> It has been pointed out that Japanese carriers do not own applications
> content providers do. Having worked in Japan for some time I
> understand the
> model well.
> Not so with Cognima. It is being trialled and branded by Orange in
> By providing this service, Orange hopes to increase customer
> and reduce churn. I believe Cognima are trialing with six European
> in total.
> I concede that the concept of a 'thin phone' is a poor idea. As I was
> pains to point out in my original post, this would only work when
> connectivity is ubiquitous (in utopia that is - and my carrier doesn't
> a roaming agreement with them yet). There are a number of models for
> a thin
> service framework that must provide a balance on the phone and in the
> network functionality and can add to the overall user experience.
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Received on Wed Sep 24 08:45:48 2003