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Sony Ericsson P1i
Topic: Cellular Technology Available in Asia

Description:
In the world of cellular technology to see the future of what you’ll be able to do with your phone, one only has to look to our neighbors from the east or more specifically Japan and Korea. The advancement of Asian cellular technology goes through product cycles much faster than our own allowing them to create newer more advanced products for market with the newest technologies, while the technologies we are now seeing or are currently waiting on are already old news by the time they reach our shores. The applications that these Asian nations have placed upon the cell phone will bring about a revaluation on the importance of cell phones in society.

Evolving cell phone trends in Japan:
  • *Reading whole novels on phones
  • *Shopping anywhere, anytime
  • *Viewing Manga (one of the newest and fastest-growing applications in Japan)
  • *Decorating phones in costumes such as an octopus or dinosaur egg, which says "Don't blame me if i hatch from the warmth of your pocket"
  • *Chaku-uta-ring songs-the new rings tones
  • *Enhanced cameras on phones from the 300,000 pixel level to the 1 mega-pixel level
  • *It's being researched how to use cell phones to help disabled or the elderly in their daily lives
  • *Cyber counselers: a person may choose to use their phone to help them quit smoking. They'd press a button when they felt like lighting up and words of encouragement and an illustration would come on the phone trying to get them to not smoke
  • *It can be used as a train ticket or commuter pass with the installation of an IC (integrated circuit) chip
So much more to come
Future cell phones might not be so much different in how they look, but what they will enable users to do will change significantly. The high-tech market research firm reports that high-speed data access, Wi-Fi functionality, high-quality video cameras, and viewing broadcast TV, are just some of the future features that are on the horizon for cell phone users.

Applications:
Sony Ericsson's P1i combines business with pleasure in one stylish, compact phone that fits easily in your pocket. The screen is a 240x320 pixel touch screen. It has quick and easy access to broadband Internet. Say hello to video calls, audio and video streaming, Internet surfing, multimedia messaging and email. You can also view and edit word documents on the go and connect with bluetooth to share and send whatever you like.

Handwriting Recognition

Text input using stylus on touchscreen: write a character as you would with a pen, and the P1i transforms it into the corresponding letter on a keyboard.

Video call

With the P1i you can see who’s talking. During a video call, you see a live video stream- and they can see you.

Music recognition

What’s that sound? You can record a few seconds of music and TrackID™ (powered by Gracenote Mobile MusicID) returns the song name, artist, and album to your phone within seconds.



Terminology:
CITA (Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association) - an international industry trade group representing all sectors of wireless communication.


Web Resources:

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/60855.html
http://www.forbes.com/2007/11/13/mobile-asia-us-tech-wireless-cx_ew_1113techmobile.html
http://cellphones.about.com/od/buyersguides/a/european_phones.htm
http://www.cnet.com/4520-13387_1-6738003-1.html&tag=lwt_more
http://web-japan.org/trends/ev/cellphone.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_mobile_phone_culture
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2223.html