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  • Hi, the title of this session was at first a bit of throwaway idea as I’d just finished reading the Peter F Hamilton book, however the intention was to highlight how the current efforts to turn a phone, historically a simple communications device, in to a computer in your pocket are facing some very real challenges
  • Mobile Phone To Computer

    1. 1. From a Mobile Telephone to a Computer - a Reality Dysfunction <ul><li>trends in mobility </li></ul><ul><li>ian hay & imran ali </li></ul>
    2. 2. hello :) <ul><li>Ian Hay - Head of Emerging Technologies, Orange </li></ul><ul><li>Imran Ali - Founding Partner, Carbon Imagineering </li></ul><ul><li>Programme advisors for O’Reilly Emerging Telephony </li></ul><ul><li>Contributors to ETel, Mobile Messaging 2.0 and (ex) TechCrunch UK </li></ul>
    3. 3. today... <ul><li>emergent trends & weak signals in mobile technology & usage </li></ul><ul><li>basically... a collection of interesting stuff we’ve recently observed </li></ul>
    4. 4. some background <ul><li>Vint Cerf - 1.244 billion internet users; 3 billion mobile users </li></ul><ul><li>Japan - PCs and laptops losing sales to cellphones </li></ul><ul><li>Nokia - ‘it’s what computers have become’ </li></ul>
    5. 5. some background <ul><li>sophistication & complexity aren’t the only trends for mobility </li></ul><ul><li>more interesting developments than the N95, iPhone or Android </li></ul><ul><li>the human-machie interface </li></ul><ul><li>hardware trends </li></ul><ul><li>ethnographics </li></ul>
    6. 6. 1) human-machine interface
    7. 7. human-machine interface <ul><li>increased sophistication - more computer than cellphone </li></ul><ul><li>UIs still stuck on menus, forms, dialog boxes </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone’s not the only direction for mobility... </li></ul>
    8. 8. neokeys
    9. 9. fastap
    10. 10. mobile command line <ul><li>T9 + multitap </li></ul><ul><li>invoke SMS commands to remote webapps (dopplr, jaiku, twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>what if all mobile apps had command lines? </li></ul>
    11. 11. geovector
    12. 12. openkode & yap
    13. 13. 2) hardware trends
    14. 14. open platforms
    15. 15. BUG labs
    16. 16. OLPC XO
    17. 17. mesh + SDR
    18. 18. power issues
    19. 19. 3) ethnographics
    20. 20. ethnographics <ul><li>smart vs. simple </li></ul><ul><li>understanding ethnographics is key </li></ul><ul><li>jan chipchase - shared phones, cheap banking, social signalling, clocks & torches </li></ul>
    21. 21. ethnographics <ul><li>nokia designed a range of cheap enthographically driven handsets </li></ul><ul><li>addressing real needs of users </li></ul><ul><li>not pushing ARPU & sales </li></ul><ul><li>simple phones are also needed in europe...understand your ethnographics! </li></ul>
    22. 22. thank you :) <ul><li>we hope our whistlestop tour of mobile trends was enlightening! </li></ul><ul><li>http: //imran . ali .name & http://mobilemessaging2.com </li></ul><ul><li>http: //ikisai . wordpress .com & http://www.orange.com </li></ul>

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