The Carnival Of The Mobilists #74

Wow, a year has passed since I last had the honor to host the Carnival of the Mobilists on my site. Last time I got the heads up for hosting the Carnival via eMail while sitting in a taxi on the way from Lisbon airport to the city center. This time around, Rome’s the place, and my notebook is wirelessly connected via HSDPA.

It has been a great time since then in many ways and people contributing to the Carnival have sparked many great thoughts and ideas in me. The Carnival has also been invaluable to me in finding new people entering the mobile space and helped me a lot to keep my blog roll fine tuned to my interests and the ever growing, sometimes shrinking, but greatly evolving blog sites on mobile out there on the web. So thanks to all of you contributing to the Carnival and I hope you enjoy this week’s selection again:

  • Nokia’s Transition To An Internet / Computer Company: Not to miss, and thus my favorite post of the week, is Michael Mace‘s analysis at Mobile Opportunity of Nokia’s transition process which top managers of the company keep mentioning to the press.
  • Open Motorola: A lot of articles in this and previous Carnivals on Nokia so I was delighted to see Jason Devitt of Skydeck submitting an article about open OS platforms being pushed by Motorola.
    He doesn’t only discuss platform strategy for the 2007 Motorola device
    collection but also what OEMs are doing to get a presence in the
    wireless market.
  • Innovate Europe 07: Rudy de Waele of must have had an exhilarating and busy week at Innovate Europe 07 as it seems he aimed for the Guinness Book of Records with the length of his blog post. His post contains tons of interesting information and is well structured so you’ll find the pieces of information that interest you very quickly.
  • MobileCampNYC: More meeting and conference reporting: Marshall Sponder of SmartMobs has posted his impressions of MobileCampNYC which took place this week. Too bad New York is so far away from here, looks like it was worth going.
  • Web 2.0 Micro Payment: Mobile Web 2.0 evangelist Ajit Jaokar writes about content discovery on YouTube and about finding a song/video so dear to him that he had to keep listening/viewing all afternoon. Dreaming aside he starts thinking about how producer, artist and distributer could be paid for their effort and his pleasure. Check it out at his Open Gardens blog.
  • Hardware/Software Bugs: The functionality of mobile phones
    keeps growing and growing which is both good and bad. The down side is
    of course that the more stuff is inside the more can break. Tarek El Ghazali from "Symbiano-Tek" reports some trouble with his N80 that keeps forgetting time and date.
  • Warranty Service For That Mobile Computer: Ricky Cadden of "" writes about his bad experiences with the NokiaUSA warranty service.
    I have to agree with him, 24 days return time for a broken N-series
    mobile is not acceptable. Nokia claims their n-series devices
    replace computer, camera, maps, etc. etc. That’s nice but it also
    creates a single point of failure that needs to be fixed ASAP an not in
    24 days…
  • The World Before And After The iPod: I very much like Tomi Ahonen‘s thoughts about mobile on his "Communities Dominate Brands" site. This week he features an exciting article in which he postulates that soon mobile history will be seen as a time before the iPhone and a time after the iPhone. An article not to be missed.
  • The Mobile But Non Web Device: In contrast to the article before, Barry Welford over at "Stay Go Links" argues that the mobile web is only a thing for geeks and companies should rather concentrate on developing a keyless phone just for making phone calls and not much else. He must feel a bit lonely with his opinion among the other articles in the Carnival this week. Nevertheless, his blog entry contains some interesting points!
  • JavaFX: Sun seems to have decided to enter the mobile phone OS market. Competition is good and David Beers over at "Software Everywhere" takes a critical look at JavaFX, a mix of Linux and Java.
  • U.S. Wireless Data Revenues: Chetan Sharma reports the latest numbers from wireless operators (sorry, wireless carriers) in the U.S. on "Always On Real-Time". 5 billion dollars revenue from mobile data services in the last quarter, 60% of it from non-SMS revenue. Here are the details.
  • Where To Store The Data: Mark Wickersham sent in a post for Barbara Ballard of "Little Springs Design" with an introduction of where to developers should store their data. "local, server, and mixed mode applications" is the title of the post.

Wow, what a selection again this week, I hope you enjoyed it! We are almost at the end of the post and I have changed location in the meantime from Rome to Paris. Next week, Andreas Constantinou of the VisionMobile Forum will host the carnival.

And last but not least, if you want to submit a story of your own, send an eMail by next Friday to "mobilists at" or use the carnival form here.

3 thoughts on “The Carnival Of The Mobilists #74”

  1. Martin, thanks for allowing my post to survive the editor’s scissors. 🙂 I really hope we can all make the Mobile web work seamlessly but for many others perhaps they shouldn’t even try. You pulled together some interesting reading there. Congratulations.

  2. I like the way you have presented the topics… most other people seem to just throw links in your face.
    TITLE: Nokia Says Compute This
    BLOG NAME: Skydeck
    DATE: 07/09/2007 03:38:42 AM
    Michael Mace has written an insightful post about Nokias ambitions to become a mobile computing company. Weve heard a lot about this too. When asked about the iPhone at a recent presentation we attended, a representative of Nokia said tha…
    TITLE: Carnival of the Mobilists #74
    BLOG NAME: Darla Mack
    DATE: 05/22/2007 06:56:34 PM
    Carnival of the Mobilists #74 is hosted this week by Martin Sauter of Martin’s Mobile Technology Page. A little over a year to the date of his first Carnival Hosting, Martin has gathered up the best mobile postings around the
    TITLE: Carnival of the Mobilists #74 – Martin Style
    DATE: 05/22/2007 12:46:33 PM
    Carnival this week is up on Martin’s Mobile Technology pages, and it’s a doozy! He hasn’t hosted in a year, making sure to share the opportunity with others, and Martin has a great showing this week. One that has already been in my bookmarks for a few …
    TITLE: Carnival of Mobilists at Martin’s Mobile Technology Page
    BLOG NAME: Xellular Identity by Xen Mendelsohn
    DATE: 05/21/2007 08:37:41 PM
    The Carnival is online now at my dear friend’s Martin’s Mobile Technology Page. Martin has done an masterful job of reviewing this week’s best mobile blogging so head over and enjoy! 🙂 Thanks Martin for entering my post so late… (I was acctually 100…

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