IBM Launch of New Mobile Web Initiative
Reported a few hours ago by IBM at the 10th anniversary commemoration of IBM’s India Research Lab, there is a new initiative with the purpose of bringing even more features and functions to mobile devices.
As MobileTech News informed us:
The new IBM Research program will entail a number of efforts to bring simple, easy-to-use services to the millions of people in the world who have bypassed using the personal computer as their primary method of accessing technology, and are instead using their mobile phone to access the Web, conduct financial transactions, entertain themselves, shop and more.
With this announcement we see that IBM is continuing to rival the PC as the primary tool for Web-based use, and the projects, which will be led out of India include:
•The Spoken Web – Voice-enabled mobile commerce
•Instant Translation – Real-time communication between multiple languages through mobile devices
•SoulPad – Enabling any portable device to carry computing applications in your pocket
•Social networking on the go
•Mobile health care information made available in any emergency situation
IBM’s researchers are working towards even more initiatives and applications, and we are interested to find out what they are going to come up with next.