I think there are many advantages in replicating your
mobile phone data on a server and vice versa - like
www.cognima.com points out on their website.
some of the advantages:
1. synchronize data between handset and server,
some local storage makes sense
2. access personal data from a browser
3. share personal data with other people
4. backup personal data when upgrading to a new device
5. move data between servers, e.g. big files like mp3, divX ;-)
6. replicate games on the server that you have to delete
on your handset due to limited storage but would like
to keep/share ...
in any case, you want to minimize traffic with
the help of compression and you want it secure.
I just wonder whether my MNO will be my favourite
server-based data manager. I guess not. I think this
is a market opportunity for new market entrants that
carry the trust of their user base.
> As you may know (to be honest I had not heard of this before I was asked
> about it) Gemplus and other SIM producers (www.simalliance.org) are
> touting the concept of J2ME on the SIM and I wonder if anyone had
> any direct
> experience and/or opinions from Japan/Korea. Personally I think
> it is likely
> to go the way of SIM toolkit as the MNOs and the handset
> manufacturers will
> not give this technology much support. Another complication in an already
> overcrowsded value chain?
Received on Wed Sep 24 10:22:35 2003