Sunday, May 28, 2006

3G Killer App?

HTTP in phone speak?

One of the hindrance to the adoption of 3G (or even 3.5G) mobile phones and devices is that the device form factor is generally too small for users to benefit from it's high-speed data transmission capabilities. The screen form factor has reached a reasonable size but the hassle of keying in the URL is a major drawback. With phones now being more powerful than PCs of around 5 years old AND equipped with high resolution cameras, we should be able to develop an intelligent OCR software that utilizes the camera and will be able to surf a website simply taking a snapshot of a word, e.g. "ibm", and it would be intelligent enough to point you to or or similarly. Users can also provide a hand written URL for the phone/device to know where to surf to.