It’s 3GSM time again, and as expected there are some interesting announcements. One that caught my eye is that Skype and Motorola will be launching Skype-ready mobile phones. I’m not sure exactly what that means, but it is worth watching.
The W3C has a stand at this year’s 3GSM World Congress. We held a big meeting about two months ago in which we proposed to set up a Mobile Web Initiative to address the needs of the mobile Web. The most pressing problem, as far as I can see, is the inability of most people to author for the mobile Web because to do so successfully you need some form of adaptation. Adaptation only works if you have some idea of the characteristics of the device to which you are sending content. Unfortunately, descriptions of mobile devices are hard to come by. MobileAware invests a lot of time and effort gathering such information to feed its own adaptation technology, so [click title to read more…]