Watching the video and trying to read the articles, it appears that there is
no 'PIN' or some security code - simply having the camera is enough to make
all these purchases.
Have I missed the discussion on the security implications of this? I
presume that a cap on the purchase amount, combined with very fast
'reporting/freezing accounts', would limit the threat of potential damage
and are already being done?
Also - I am curious about the process/speed/cost of transferring the
account/handset to another handset. When being used for company ID/access
etc.., and with the speed in which Japanese consumers change their handsets,
they must be planning a simple (and affordable) process.
Reto - did you end up posting any blogging videos from your new phone yet?
I almost bought one of these phones for use in North America, but I haven't
heard any response from Vodafone about 'unlocking' them. (most providers
will unlock the phone for a fee, or after set number of months)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net
> [mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net] On Behalf Of Reto Grob
> Sent: December 17, 2003 12:39 AM
> To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> Subject: (keitai-l) Re: Ultra-Handy Smart-Chip Phone
> ZDNet has the story about Edy (not Eddy ;), Felica and other
> applications right here with pictures:
> - Pay public transportations wireless
> - Tickets for concerts wireless
> - Payment (electronic money)
> - Loyalty cards (point systems ala Sakuraya)
> It is a very interesting development, especially from the
> political point of view.
> While Japan has a low credit card penetration, it could be
> the first country having wide spread use of electronic money.
Received on Thu Dec 18 15:15:11 2003