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Future of Mobile 2008 | London 17›18 November 2008It’s been a hectic morning at Future of Mobile which kicked off today.  You can follow much of the action on Twitter, but we’ve been grabbing interviews with everyone we can which we’ll put up over the next few days.

There’s an excellent range of speakers – Rich Miner is currently on stage presenting on Android and Google Gears, but Doug Richards of Trutap also impressed earlier with an thoughtful discussion of emerging markets… the killer quote “if you read the web you’d think everyone in India was using using a $50 handset to check the price of cereals… they’re not.  If you went to a cocktail party in Mumbai they’d be quite indignant about that…”  He also announced a new version of their IM application.

Jemima Kiss from the Guardian and our own Ewan Macleod told it like it is in the first blogger session alongside James Whatley, Vero and Andrew Gill – there’s more to come later in the day.  It’s nice to see such a mix on stage.

Right now David Wood, Executive Vice President of Symbian, is asking the man from Google about handset compatability… where else can you see that?

By Ben Smith

Ben is an expert on enterprise mobility and wireless data products. He has been a regular contributor to Mobile Industry Review since 2007 and is also editor of Wireless Worker.

4 replies on “Live from FOM”

@South77 – I guess the best people to ask are our users, they love the service and its used for far more than just IM. If you were now sitting elsewhere in the world where your only choice of connection to the internet was through a mobile phone, and that phone was the only way you have ever connected to the internet, then you would discover Trutap and possibly not have an IM a/c and therefore use the service to discover new friends, chat to your current friends, group message them and send photos. If you are lucky enough to use a PC once a week through an internet cafe then sure, you may have IM, now you can do this from your mobile phone everyday instead of once a week and whats more, if you have a blog, you can keep in contact with your mates through a whole wealth of text and picture blogging sites. I haven't even got to the content choice… free premiership news daily, horoscopes, jokes etc… we're so much more than IM, check it out http://trutap.com – Cheers!

@South77 – I guess the best people to ask are our users, they love the service and its used for far more than just IM. If you were now sitting elsewhere in the world where your only choice of connection to the internet was through a mobile phone, and that phone was the only way you have ever connected to the internet, then you would discover Trutap and possibly not have an IM a/c and therefore use the service to discover new friends, chat to your current friends, group message them and send photos. If you are lucky enough to use a PC once a week through an internet cafe then sure, you may have IM, now you can do this from your mobile phone everyday instead of once a week and whats more, if you have a blog, you can keep in contact with your mates through a whole wealth of text and picture blogging sites. I haven't even got to the content choice… free premiership news daily, horoscopes, jokes etc… we're so much more than IM, check it out http://trutap.com – Cheers!

@South77 – I guess the best people to ask are our users, they love the service and its used for far more than just IM. If you were now sitting elsewhere in the world where your only choice of connection to the internet was through a mobile phone, and that phone was the only way you have ever connected to the internet, then you would discover Trutap and possibly not have an IM a/c and therefore use the service to discover new friends, chat to your current friends, group message them and send photos. If you are lucky enough to use a PC once a week through an internet cafe then sure, you may have IM, now you can do this from your mobile phone everyday instead of once a week and whats more, if you have a blog, you can keep in contact with your mates through a whole wealth of text and picture blogging sites. I haven't even got to the content choice… free premiership news daily, horoscopes, jokes etc… we're so much more than IM, check it out http://trutap.com – Cheers!

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