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  1. 1. What’s New in GSM <ul><li> </li></ul>
  2. 2. World Cup soccer info on mobiles <ul><li>Exciting and graphic-rich experience, football fans the world over will be able to follow the FIFA World Cup matches on their mobile phones. This is the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup that such a facility will be made available. Football fans can access on their cell phones live match information, match schedules, scores and as-it-happens commentary </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Application will run on practically every new Java-enabled handset. </li></ul><ul><li>The users can access real-time information about matches and teams, schedules, previews, scores, photos and tournament news. Everypoint facilitates carriers and content providers to deliver the latest information with rich graphics to the users’ mobiles. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prepaid mobile service for tourists <ul><li>Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), in collaboration with Landmat International, a mobile content provider, launched a prepaid mobile service called ‘CitySim’, exclusively for tourists. </li></ul><ul><li>This service allows the user to make and receive local and international voice calls, send and receive local and international SMS and roam abroad using the same mobile number. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>‘ CitySim’ also offers tourists access to tourism-related information, which is made available in the SIM cards themselves. The information includes ‘CityGuide’ that helps the users in finding details about the places in their proximity such as restaurants and hotels and tourist attractions. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Chat’ is another feature that allows the users to communicate with other ‘CitySim’ users in the city and exchange information. </li></ul><ul><li>Users can also seek help from ‘Visitor Information Centres’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>cards contain emergency phone numbers of the local police, ambulance and fire stations. According to the company, with the ‘CitySim’ providing real-time and location-based information, it is like the visitors having their own ‘guide’. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ CitySim’, the first-of-its-kind prepaid mobile service for tourists in Asia, is available for Singapore $20. </li></ul><ul><li>By *186 Outdoor Wireless Surf for Overseas Visitors service, which allows roamers to enjoy SingTel’s public Wi-Fi (wireless hotspot) service. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hearing your voice as a Ring tone <ul><li>Interesting invention called Tooki ringtone. Displayed during the Mobile expo 2005, (the first exhibition on the cellular industry in India) </li></ul><ul><li>service enables users to create their own ring tones by converting any tune hummed by the user into a musical note. </li></ul><ul><li>This could be further combined with percussion instruments. </li></ul><ul><li>Users can hear their own voice instead of someone else’s voice. At a price of Rs 10, users can create their own ring tones by dialing ‘6677’. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Contact less payments through mobiles <ul><li>The concept of mobile phone ticketing is rapidly becoming popular. </li></ul><ul><li>A project called TELEPLAY was launched by European Commission and funded by the Information Society Directorate General (DG INFOSO) in Turku, Finland. </li></ul><ul><li>Rome has introduced an electronic ticketing system that allows users to buy public transportation tickets with their mobile phones by sending SMS to a designated number. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Vodafone, Germany, is coming up with a service that allows customers of the Frankfurt public transportation system to use their mobile phones as electronic wallets to travel in city buses and trains. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently, passengers of the domestic airline DBA in Germany have been provided with the facility to check in and board flights on the Munich-Hanover route with mobile phones capable of receiving Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messages. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Passengers registered for the service will receive their boarding card in the form of a two-dimensional bar code sent to their mobile phones, approximately three hours before take-off. To check in and board the plane, they simply have to flash the 2D bar code on their mobile display in front of a scanner. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Hollywood’ brings live TV to mobiles <ul><li>For those who are interested in viewing reality TV programmes, it is a matter of time before they can watch their favorite programme, even when they are on the move. A new chip from Texas Instruments (TI) to be incorporated in cell phones enables real-life TV broadcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘Hollywood’ digital TV chip combines the television and the cell phone. Allowing Mobile users to receive news and entertainment anytime and anywhere they desire. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Dedicated wireless networks that support these standards bring out live broadcast with excellent quality at 24 to 30 frames per second (FPS) complete with audio to provide a very powerful mobile viewing experience </li></ul>Source :