Well, in the previous article I wrote about MMS with my Ericsson T68 and at the same time I got a real Multimedia Message from Japan, where a friend of mine â€“ a 3G Product Manager â€“ currently is.
He used his FOMA P2101V video phone to snap a picture of himself and sent it, including a short notice, from his phone to my E-Mail account:
Thatâ€™s cool, thatâ€™s fancy, thatâ€™s the future! I love this kind of services which I call "enhanced personal messaging services" and I think this kind of services are the future. For sure SMS will still alive, specially if I have to transport basic messages like â€œMy lovely girlfriend! I will come later as I will go for some drinks with my friends"; I donâ€™t need to attach any pictures of myself at all but the reply with an attached image of a â€œSmith and Wesson" could force me to skip joining the evening with my friend and coming back home... ;-)
No, to be serious: I think there are situations where attaching photos will become so useful and even video telephony could becomes a hype with wireless technologies.
But for now, Iâ€™m more than jealous of these technologies â€“ already available in Japan...
Iâ€™m still looking for a job, there â€“ anyone give me a cool offer for a telecommunications job in the Tokyo area (which is currently the only area where FOMA work)? ;-)
Cheers ~ Arne