Mobile Phone Madness Week

I’ve popped up to Singapore to visit CommicAsia 2008 and see all the latest in mobile phones that are on offer from the Asian mobile phone makers for 2008. Interestingly, Nokia also has a big event in town while we are here, but they are not part of the CommicAsia conference.

The big item I’ll be looking out for will be Samsung’s hero product, the Omnia. This is their iPhone competitor and is touted as being a really great device (from the leaked details I have read on the internet!).

After the press conference I’ll be heading to the Nokia press conference (I have not actually been invited to attend, but I thought I would swing by anyway) to see what big announcements they are making.

I’ll be back online straight after with some write ups and some pics. Should be a fun day, ahead of the convention tomorrow.

The 2008 Webbys

This morning on Today we talked about the Webby Awards; the video clips that were notable and those that were not!

In the notable class was the ‘Obama Crush’ music video that made it’s creator an instant star, well, a web star. The video clip was not only watched by over 8 million people online but saw loads of parody clips made that helped push the hype – Watch It Here

In the not so notable mentions was the online world wide attention focused at Corey Delaney. The interview between Leila Mckinnon and Corey Delaney on A Current Affair was the video clip example used when discussing the mention. There is no official listing of the not so notable mentions in the Webbys, they do however read them out at the award’s ceremony. This clip was mentioned because of the massive amount of internet hype Corey achieved following his house party, and the ACA clip was the best example of this – Watch It Here

The Webbys, in their current form started in 1997, fast becoming an annual award event promoting excellence in the world of the Web.

Check out the winners’ list for all the nominations and winners, and let us know which were your favourites.

Webby Awards – Online Film and Video
Webby Awards – Websites
Webby Awards – Interactive Advertising
Webby Awards – Mobile

Bring On The iPhone Killers

Now that Australia is confirmed to have the iPhone from July 11 it is time to save our cash and decide do we get an iPhone or an iPhone killer?

Samsung are hosting a local mobile phone roadshow today (Thursday), to show off all the different phones they are bringing to Australia this year. I’ve been reading a number of unconfirmed reports on the web about a new touch screen phone from Samsung that will do all that iPhone does and more, I look forward to seeing it – hopefully today.

Competitors for iPhone are few and far between. HTC has the ‘Touch‘ which is a great phone, but has not come close to capturing the minds of consumers like iPhone.

The hype is in the market, consumers have not yet laid down their cash – will a major CE company please stand up and show us your ‘iKiller’. If you don’t do it soon, the world will be introduced to smart phones via the iPhone, and like we learned about digital music players through the iPod, it will be tough road to walk once the horse has bolted.
So, for you is it an iPhone or an iPhone Killer?