Saturday, February 16, 2008

Next Generation Cellphones - What To Expect

Pointe of technology is one of the things that many people believe, if they think of American society. But in many fields of technology, in other parts of the world have a considerable technological advance. Cell phone and communication technology is one such area. Whether you believe it or not, most experts agree that Japan is at least two years before the United States when it comes to mobile phones and mobile phone networks. But by the look on the Japanese market, we have a very good idea of the nature of the functions, there are soon on mobile phones Americans.

The place to start by looking at some of the features that are already present, but it is too high-end and expensive. Some examples are radio, television and streaming video to mobile phones. In the United States, customers must pay an additional month of the subscription in the range of $ 10 and $ 20. Customers Japanese on the other hand, there may be a service on a wider range of mobile phones and the service is wider, faster and cheaper. GPS, mobile phones are as capable as, to enter the American market, but have been in Japan for some time. Japanese mobile software developers have a number of beautiful GPS applications, including Peil and mapping applications, and the same location-aware mobile games.

One of the major differences between Japan and the United States, of course, the phone is the phone. Japanese Cell Phones usually have much larger screen sizes (usually 240 to 320 pixels), while mobile phones top American are generally still 176 from 204 pixels. Japanese Cell Phones also have faster processors and more memory, which enables mobile phones to play better games, more than handle multimedia data, and store much larger than cell phones American address books.

A function, mobile phones in Japan, but not yet in the United States, is the fingerprint scanning technology. The fingerprint sensors on the phone can be used to ensure that an individual with the mobile phone has the right to do so. The mobile phone is developing in the direction of a camera is used for the storage of personal data, such as credit card numbers, bank accounts and other sensitive information, and it is becoming more and more ' importance for mobile phones to such information. Manufacturer of mobile phone, which most companies have their headquarters outside the United States, are now in the process of mobile phone models for the American market, with small fingerprint sensors scan on your phone. These sensors are, in general, sliding films, where the user has his finger on the sensor to provide a fingerprint. Software on the phone will attempt, with new productivity features of the fingerprint information stored previous scans and validate the user, if approved, provide the user to access private data, which before the mobile phone.

The use of fingerprint scanning technology is a cornerstone for a new revolutionary function of mobile phones in Japan, it is forbidden to use mobile phones to wireless payments. In Japan, the user's mobile phone is turned on, the phones can buy soda machines or type public transportation, by all the financial information encrypted by their mobile phones. All financial transactions require the digital signature which corresponds to an authorization of the transaction, and that is where the fingerprint check is used. Financial institutions in the United States are already working with manufacturers of mobile for these functions in the United States. The technique itself is already in place, but financial institutions are developing the infrastructure and security of information systems, which is necessary to enable such a system successfully completed its deployment throughout the American market.

In the first generation of these systems, banking transactions by sending and receiving messages. Further down the road, wireless network technology can be used. For some initial systems which do not have permission to fingerprints, a PIN can be used to authorize payment. Fingerprint verification methods for the validation of the payment on mobile phones, the technology exists. It is clear that the use of fingerprints to validate offers a high level of security that the use of a PIN code, it may be the case that the Mobile Payment technology will be felt later on the American market at the Release of a Large number of mobile phones, integrated fingerprint sensors.

While the debate continues, just as these new features are exclusive, there is no doubt that the mobile phone two years from now it is capable of much more, as it is now. Who knows, maybe we can even pay our phonebills jumped our portable wireless! Only time will tell.