The Future of Wireless is Here - and Its in Asia

Posted by Mike Kai

If you think your new camera phone is hot, just wait until you see the next generation of cell phones.

Do you have a 5 mega pixel camera built into your cell phone, combined with a TV tuner and an MP3? We reported that back in 2004.

Many believe that the new camera/video/TV tuner/MP3 phones now coming on to the market just in time for the holidays, are just the beginning of a new explosion of wireless technologies currently changing the U.S.

Asian markets such as Korea and Japan are leading the way. China has already reached over 400 million mobile subscribers creating massive opportunities for distributing content and applications.

The impact of wireless technologies and digital media is dramatically changing how content is distributed from music, movies, television, to gaming. Your cell phone, home entertainment center, personal computer, car, home, and kitchen appliances are just a few of your everyday things that will be changing peoples lifestyles.

On September 11, members of the mobile entertainment industry will be meeting in Los Angeles to share ideas, collaborate and partner at the twelfth semi-annual Mobile Entertainment Summit.

A highlight of this Summit is the North American appearance by Mr. Xie Feng, a top executive from China Mobile, China's largest mobile carrier.

"With the growing popularity of wireless games, downloadable ring tones and streaming media, wireless and mobile technology is literally changing the face of entertainment," said Michael Stroud, Founder of iHollywood Forum Inc. and Chair of the Summit. "The fast-adopters and adapters will be the ones who survive and prosper."

The meeting is one day before the world's largest conference focusing on the wireless industry CTIA /Wireless IT & Entertainment 2006.

This year, in addition to hot topics on the explosive growth in wireless entertainment from music downloads to digital cameras and interactive games, the conference will focus on integrating wireless technologies into the enterprise and vertical business markets such as healthcare, government, automotive, and retail.

Stay tuned as we cover highlights from the two conferences on the latest trends in wireless technology.