Wireless Wonders

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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

London Olympics 2012...

London have won the bid to host the Olympics in 2012, beating Madrid Paris to the post. Well done the London bid team!

That's 7 years from now, which is nearly five generations of silicon (in "Moore-Years"). That's also about 4-5 handset replacements from now, on average for users in the UK. That's well into the 3G era (10 years) and a few years into the 3.5/4G era (HSPDA and WiMax).

Potentially, all kinds of smart things can be done on mobiles for attendees, athletes and officials in the 2012 Olympics.

One thing is for sure is that it will be possible to watch the games from devices, including instant replays. Furthermore, these could be made interactive and on-demand. No doubt, push-to-talk will be heavily used by officials and athletes alike, which will be a prevalent service by then....

Some users might even have wearable displays by then and be able to watch the action both with their eyes and through umpteen selectable cameras....

I think I'll dedicate a series of my 100 ideas postings to The Olympics...

...I've also asked various colleagues in the industry and hope to post a summary later...

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