This is good, because I was getting worried that I wasn’t logged into Second Life enough. Wade Roush at MIT Technology Review writes that Comverse has developed a Java-based client for cell phones with internet connections.
It makes sense. More people have cell phones and more people are getting phones with internet connections. ECAR reports that student ownership of smart phones went from 1.1 percent in 2005 to 7.5 percent in 2006. It’s a small percentage but let’s watch that growth rate next year.
Obviously SL on a smart phone is limited. You can’t see much, but you can interact with others. You’ll be able to send messages to friends via SMS, MMS or IM.
And both SL and smart phones will get better in time. It’s another link point to an immersive world.
Now I just need to find out if Java comes with Windows Mobile 5. 🙂