Wifi for mobiles
You could use it to drain your battery quickly ready for an improved recharge cycle. Or maybe to cause sufficient interference to stop car central locking remotes from working.
BT is offering £1,000 to the best mobile phone application that uses a Wi-Fi connection for something, anything, in an attempt to work out just what such connections are for. The "Developer Challenge Competition" is open to anyone who can put together a Symbian application - Symbian is supporting the competition, so Java …
- Synchronising ringtones with your PC
- Downloading pictures from the phone to the PC
- Synchronizing email and SMS messages with the PC
And since it's Wifi, all of those could be done remotely; say, when I am in Quebec and my PC is (as always) in Oregon.
But I'm not going to write anything. Let Nokia do it.
So, they're looking for something new and interesting to do at a BT Openzone wifi spot?
Maybe we could have another shot at a decent 'toothing' application? With wifi, users could benefit from a 'richer' multimedia experience, possibly by viewing the potential partner's MySpace page, before making a commitment to any hankypanky.
£1k top prize, two £250 second prizes and 10 runner up prizes of a Symbian press book ?
BT must be desperate.
Perhaps £1k for the idea but this is marketing/development on the cheap.
Hang on, perhaps it's ingenious, they could offer a £10 reward for someone to fix their Home Hub security flaw (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/09/bt_home_hub_vuln/) ...
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