New Portal to Second Life: Your Phone

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. 🙂

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3 Responses to New Portal to Second Life: Your Phone

  1. Gardner says:

    Fascinating news. How’s the SL house coming?

  2. Kevin says:

    Our house is about to get an island. A section of English 103 is venturing into SL this semester and after a few discussions we decided to get an island as a home base from which to explore. Others are interested but for now we’re focusing on the class in progress. I should have the island by the end of this week or next. Then I move the house, sell the old land and get a group together to begin planning the space.

    Should be fun!

  3. Gardner says:

    Just saw this response–gotta get back to CoComment or something like it….

    I love the idea of the island. It’s funny to read the “move the house, sell the old land” part of your reply–sounds just like first life….

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