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SERVICE: SPOT is coming to Europe
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 03.12.04 - 01:50:41 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 7717x
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On Möbius conference, which is currently hold in Seattle, Microsoft confirmed that the SPOT concept is coming to some countries in Europe as well, at least Microsoft is negotiating the possibilities to launch the service in several countries including Germany :-), Austria and Italy.

If you don't know what SPOT is about, here a brief overview:

Get what you need - when you need it. Just select the information (at MSN) you care about and your watch will do the rest. Let your watch intelligently filter information like sports scores, stock quotes, and weather for timely updates.

Keep accurate local time wherever you are with automatic time zone updates. Time-sensitive data like traffic reports and news are delivered when you need them.

Your watch discreetly delivers instant personal messages. A subtle vibration or quick glance at the screen alerts you to a message received. Downloadable watch faces complement your personal style and mood!

SPOT get the predefined information pushed (like SMS) from a central server. This information will be able to be changed/personalized though a web interface which lets you add topics to be watched on your SPOT smart device.

SPOT is already available in North America where the required FM-Radio signal infrastructure to update your SPOT device is already in place for USA and Canada.

I will follow up later with a brief review of SPOT since I got the chance to play with it more detailed here.

Cheers ~ Arne

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