(Part I of a series on 3G)
I had my first experience using 3G over the weekend.
I was with my friend Aby [ not her real name! 😉 ] at Shangri-La EDSA. We met up at the Smart Wireless center. I asked for a demo of 3G and was referred to a lady named Emerald.
Emerald handed me a Nokia 70 (see photo) and asked me to walk away with the phone! Walk away from them, that is, but still inside the store not outside. I walked away around 15 feet from Aby and Emerald. I received a call a few seconds later.
On the screen of the Nokia 70, I saw a live video of Aby, all smiles. A video of myself was displayed at the upper-left corner of the Nokia 70. The video was grainy, but it was a live video straight from Aby’s phone and through the 3G network.
Emerald ended the video-phone call within a minute. She was just demonstrating video-conferencing via a 3G mobile phone.
That was my first experience! Short and sweet (More info about Smart’s “Next 3iG Thing” on Technobiography).
You too can try it out. Visit Smart Wireless Centers at:
Smart Tower, Alabang Town Center, EDSA Shangri-La Mall, Powerplant Rockwell, SM Cebu, SM Megamall and SM North EDSA.
Tomorrow: A few more things about 3G (SIM, rates, handsets)
Wednesday: “What else can 3G do?”