Welcome to the 122th edition of carnival of the mobilists! One of the things that I like best about the Carnival, or hosting it, is that it provides me with the opportunity to take a moment and read some very well written and interesting ideas about the mobile world. So sit comfortably and get ready for a blast of the best mobile writing of the week :)
Let's start with my pick for the best post of the week: this week’s Post of the Week is sponsored by AdMob, the world’s largest mobile advertising network. Our winner will receive a $100 coupon for mobile advertising with AdMob. Take advantage of this opportunity to drive traffic to your mobile site. This week’s winner is Tomi T. Ahonen from Communities Dominate Brands who published a though piece on Mobile as 7th Mass Media. Really worth the reading!
Andrew Grill asks if we're "walking the talk" when it comes to mobile advertising, and explains how he was able to become a mobile advertiser and publisher overnight, enabling him to walk the talk when it comes to mobile advertising.
Paul Ruppert at Mobile Point View contributes a podcast interview with Laura Marriott, President of the Mobile Marketing Association. Go listen to Paul’s interview with Laura covering her disappointment regarding the lack of significant mobile marketing announcements at CTIA, predictions on the growth of the mobile advertising market and how she dances between the legs of elephants!
Mobile Payment and Plans
Karen Webster from Catalyst Code takes a deeper dive into mobile payment and into why there are only 400,000 contactless terminals worldwide - a tiny sliver of all merchants - and why that differs from past experiences.
Dennis from WAP Review takes a look on AT&T’s $20 per month unlimited data plan Pay As You GO
Mobile – the Future
Ajit Jaokar from Open Gardens seeks for your input regarding which mobile/Wireless legislation is needed?
Judy Breck from Golden Swamp covers innovating news about a professor of mechanical engineering who developed a new device that uses mobile phones to make medical imaging much cheaper and more accessible to the poor.
James from Mjelly lists web forums that cover the mobile arena and provide experts knowledge.
Chetan Sharma from Always on Real-Time Access publishes a white paper covering the patenting process, written by Carlos Villamar and Chetan Sharma.
Mobile Content and Aplications
Jamie Wells from Mobilestance covers an activist-focused initiative that opens door for innovative marketing applications. Fluid Nexus, a decentralized (peer-to-peer) mobile messaging application that runs over Bluetooth, promises to do for SMS what Napster did for the .mp3 - democratize a key distribution channel by decoupling the medium from the message.
Michael Mace from Mobile Opportunity reviews a series of changes to Adobe’s free mobile flash application.
Debi Jones from Mobile Jones presents a few ways to improve the audio of the N95 using an external microphone
Timothy Yordy from I’m Not A Rat shows how to create a mini SD Wi-fi Antenna out of a plastic easter egg for his Motorola Q9m.
And a little treat before we conclude this edition: Scott had a little bit of fun trying to guess when 100% phone penetration will be reached.
Well, that concludes this edition. Have a great week and hope to catch up next week with edition # 123 of the Carnival of the Mobilists at GoMo News.