We are in very interesting times in the evolution of the mobile phone. The mobile phone has changed all our lives substantially with voice and messaging services but are we now seeing the next wave making the mobile essential for also other services? For long the mobile has been predicted to become much more of a multimedia device. This has not really happened and the disappointments have been many. Some claim that the barriers are now gone unleashing the true potential of mobile internet services. Is this really the case, what is really needed and what development can be expected? This blogg will discuss these issues in general and the concept of the Universal Mobile Interface, UMI, in particular.
Martin Vendel, Ph.D., presently works as independent consultant within the telecom, television and management areas. He has long experience of telecom and has been with the leading Nordic and Balitic telecom operator TeliaSonera for 10 years. Among other positions he has been SVP Head of Corporate Strategy, VP Head of Product Area Mobile and VP Head of TV. Martin is President of the Board of Squace, a start up within the UMI area.