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Pearls - New real mobile services in use somewhere in the world, described on one slide.  Pearls are collected by Tomi T Ahonen, 3G Strategy Consultant.

 

"It makes sense that content providers focus on SMS and 2G WAP as they are comfortable with these technologies now,
 and there is a large population of users," Ahonen says. 
Mobile Internet January 25, 2002

 

 

THESE ARE PEARLS OF THE MONTH FOR THE YEAR 2004. CLICK ON IMAGE OF PEARL TO VIEW

To see other older pearls, from 2003, 2002 and 2001 click here [Older Pearls]

 

 

PEARL OF THE YEAR 2004 winner is Comedy Insult Game "The Dozens" - Congratulations to its developers Bonus Mobile, Topps Card Company and the Wayans Brothers !! Press Release here shortly.

 

 

Pearl of the Month: October - Insult Comedy game "The Dozens" from black American youth humor in the style of "your mother is so..." has now been released as a mobile game, by the black comic most associated with this style, director/actor Keenan Ivory Wayans [large view insult game]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Other Finalists were (in random order):

 

Handsfree bicycle kit including the peddling-based battery recharger, by Orange Netherlands (Pearl of the Month for February 2004)

 

Paid mobile blogging by Kwickee Guides UK (Pearl of the Month September 2004)

 

Exclusive remote access cameras via 3G phones to Big Brother House in Sweden (Pearl of the Month January 2004)

 

Welcoming message with current exchange rate information for travellers by Singtel Singapore (Pearl of the Month May 2004)

 

Location-based allergy warnings by Vodafone Germany (Pearl of the Month June 2004)

 

SEE EACH OF THESE BELOW

 

 

 

 

ALL PEARLS OF THE MONTH FOR 2004

 

Pearl of the Month: December - Light and Connectivity to Darkest Africa, from Cameroon. [large view Lite to Africa]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pearl of the Month: November - SimPill, clever medical pill bottle has built-in SMS alerting, from South Africa. [large view SimPill]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pearl of the Month: October - Insult Comedy game "The Dozens" from black American youth humor in the style of "your mother is so..." has now been released as a mobile game, by the black comic most associated with this style, director/actor Keenan Ivory Wayans [large view insult game]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pearl of the Month: September - Mobile bloggers are starting to be paid for producing their content. UK based Kwickee Guides takes the lead [large view bloggers paid]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pearl of the Month: August - Sending text messages based on license plates in UK. [large view text to car]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pearl of the Month: July - Now the perfect alibis via the mobile phone in Germany. [large view Alibi]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pearl of the Month: June - Vodafone in Germany offers personalised allergy warnings as a Location-Based Service. [large view Allergy]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pearl of the Month: May - Singtel in Singapore has started to welcome travellers not with the usual bragging about who has the best network quality, but something every traveller can use: the current exchange rate of your currency vs Singapore dollar. This is one welcoming message worth keeping !! [large view Welcoming Exchange Rate]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pearl of the Month: April - LM Ericsson suggested at MMS Congress in Vienna that the next stage developing from MMS-to-Plain-Old-Postcard, is now MMS-to-Stickers. Young people love stickers..  [large view MMS to Stickers]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pearl of the Month: March - UK discos have SMS-to-Screen chat, already 100,000 text messages per month [large view SMS Disco]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pearl of the Month: February - Holland now offers free bicycles and handsfree kits for new phone customers on Orange [large view Free Bike and Kit]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pearl of the Month: January - Big Brother TV Show in Sweden has custom access for 3G cameraphones [large view Big Brother 3G]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


To see other older pearls, click here [Older Pearls]

 

 

 

Pearls are collected by Tomi T Ahonen, 3G Strategy Consultant and bestselling author on 3G business. A Pearl is a real world mobile service making money today, described on one slide. If you like these, please contact Tomi Ahonen for many many more.

 

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