Mobiles reach out to the web

  TOPCAT® 17:30 26 Jan 03
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'A Cambridge-based company has created cheap, smart tags that can beam website links to mobile phones to give people more information about the poster, advert or shop the marker is attached to.'

Further information certainly, but also higher costs to the mobile user! TC.

  TOPCAT® 17:31 26 Jan 03
  TOPCAT® 00:27 27 Jan 03

Ticking the box.

Nice idea, but I can see a slight problem...

"The smart devices, developed by a company called Hypertag, use infra-red to send web links to mobile phones"

But surely most of the time I am walking past a shop, my phone will be in my pocket and unable to receive Infra-Red!

Also, although the web is excellent for information, on a "Slow" connection on a mobile with limited screen estate, if you were in range of the infra red, would it not be better to walk into the shop and ask?

Still, ideas are the lifeblood of technology and it will be interesting to see how it develops.

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