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Remember today 7.11.08 is the birthday of Mobile 2.0

I love this story about how iPhone is going to be popular in Japan. Money quote:

When the iPhone launch was announced in Japan, the media started to bash the iPhone immediately saying that it wouldn’t sell at all…The queues today prove that the Japanese do indeed want iPhones.
The makers believe that they know what Japanese consumers want – which is everything. This is the reason why Japanese phones are thick and stuffed with TV’s, 7 mega pixel cameras, games, electric money etc etc. They all look the same and have mingy keyboards.

The Japanese want something simple and easy to use.

7.11.08 is a great day for Mobile User Experience around the world.

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Write Chinese on the iPhone – with your finger.

Due to some SEO weirdness, a lot of people come to my site (via Google search) that look for iPhone or iPod Touch Chinese input method.

Of course, the best way to input Chinese on a computer is via tablet since Chinese is such a visual language. Now you can write/input Chinese directly on your (jailbroke) iPhone 1.1.4. With Installer add the source: iphonecake.com/src/all. Refresh, then look for HWPen. Current beta version supports both simplified and traditional Chinese. It works pretty well for me.

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Mobile Geeks Must Read

Two interesting article you should check out if you are interested in the mobile world. One business centric, and one tech centric.

Venture Beat’s crash course 101 on Mobile Social Network. The usual suspects Mocospace, Pep, BluePulse, Mig, Zannel, etc are all mentioned. Surprisingly, the term “Mobile Ecosystem” was not used in the article. 😉

Ajaxian: Location APIs: The Discussions – location awareness is coming to the mobile browsers after all. Soon anyway.

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Bad (mobile) UI

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HTC just announced their new phone Diamond using the new Touch3D UI. The UI is actually pretty nice as a skin on top of Windows Mobile 6.0. There’s one big problem though.

Their email preview is at an angle for stylistic reason which makes it pretty hard to read the preview of the message.

Do not recommend.