Last week we visited Mobile World Congress. I was specially interested to find out if Mobile TV was finally about to take off. As time went by, I realized that this was not a key topic in this year’s congress. Just minor references, no massive adoption by key firms.
Just one week after, 1Seg announces they have reached 20 million users in Japan. 1Seg is a digital mobile service offered not only to mobile phones, but also to handheld consoles, GPS systems, and son on. The service was launched two years ago, on April 1 2006. Among the fantastic features offered by 1Seg is the ability to record video on mobile phones, as long as the broadcasted signal comes without DRM. GREAT!!!!
Another example of the strong differences between oriental and occidental markets…… What a pity.