Sunday, October 01, 2006

Nokia Coming To Your Living Room?

Does terminal computing have a future in the living room? Can this technology make a comeback in the most hostile of arenas? Nokia seems to think so, if the rumors are to be believed, and is said to be working on a new wifi device that will act as a hub of sorts that will stream video to [and from?] your mobile device. I don't know how much success the Wireless Stereo Audio Gateway was, but this new device could very well give Apple's iTV setup a worthy challenge.

With the new media rich phone line-up they just unveiled and the 770 Internet Tablet ready for such a device, Nokia could very well be on to something big here. I think with the recent advance in wireless networking technologies, mobile computing power, more efficient server technology, and more mature web applications the time is about right for the next generation of networked computing to come through the pipeline. Whether or not something like this is ready for the living room remains to be seen, but it's a good possibility this could be the best place to be in the future.

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