- Samsung mobile unfolds widescreen – watch the vid!
Sandlines, you will not be surprised to hear, likes his gadgets. Always has.
So although I can probably muster a nominal link to a marketing discussion in here somewhere, you’ll know me well enough by now to realise I just wanted to post this link. This is one seriously cool looking development: a folding screen to expand the viewing area in a handy sized mobile.
Those guys over at Samsung are on some wicked coffee overdose.
Seems like the nice folks over at Yell have flipped into the 21st Century, having dropped the door-drops like a soggy slab of toast. I haven’t tried this out yet, but I will.
I’m a fan of the Google Maps mobile app, which replaces the (paid for) apps I used to have on my WinMo and Palm OS devices in the past, complete with the benefit of ‘current location’ from the mobile network. I appreciate GPS may be ‘better’, but in London this is quite sufficient… as it was in Brighton recently.
The Yell app will have to be pretty good to better that… though I do see ample places where it could be improved, I’m unconvinced that either Yell or Google will make those improvements any time soon… but I’d love to hear thoughts from anyone else who’s used either/both?
Seems to be a day for death-knells to be sounded.
Over on ClickZ, Rebecca Lieb just blogged about the death of Dot-Mobi (as she spells it). Will anyone notice?
I remain frustrated when I surf from my mobile by sites that insist on showing me a ‘mobile-friendly’ (for which, more often than not, read ‘hobbled’) site. Hands up BBC, amongst others. Actually Vodafone aren’t much better – they keep trying to ring fence me into a WAP environment which really doesn’t suit my semi-clever mobile phone.
Rebecca says it’s all over for .mobi because of the iPhone – I can’t disagree with that… other than to say those of us who’ve been using (love the phrase:) smartphones over the past couple of years have so moved past it.
To my earlier point this week, this is one of the main drivers behind what I think Web 3.0 is about: getting the proposition right for surfing in the open. Thanks to Steve Jobs for getting enough people using the web on the go to make this finally bubble up to the surface.