Doing more with the Phone
By DaveLevy on Mar 14, 2006
I also went to a presentation entitled "Connected Life" given by a spokesman for Yahoo!. While much of what he spoke was a 'pitch' for Yahoo's new mobile portal "Go! Yahoo", he did have some interesting insights into how people may come to use the internet. I still believe that the screen size and resolution of today's phones seriously inhibit they're use as internet access devices for web content. Lets face it, I'll often print documents onto A4 paper to read it, but Yahoo are offering services around multiple access devices, so if you need a keyboard, use one, if you're on the road use a phone. I am slowly returning to Yahoo using their Groups, Instant Messenger and as documented here..., their portal's RSS integration and am looking at Yahoo Maps. (See my blog here...). I am just getting a new phone, with a Java VM, so I'll wait for their Java launch and see if its usefull.
I went for a quick trip round the exhibition stopped by at the three Sun stands, advertising ourselves as experts/providers of Business Grid's and optimised Data Centre architecture and technology. There were a bunch of Sun's Galaxy and SPARC systems on display, including UltraSPARC T1 based systems, I finished the day visiting the "BT in Finance" stand.
Again, written after the event and uploaded on 21 March 2006 and back dated to the time of occurrence. Sorry its taken me so long to post this.