Interesting developments in world of handsets as Nokia starts testing a platform which brings social media and location-based information to the heart of the mobile.
Nokia Pulse is a project from the manufacturer's Lab providing multimedia-led conversations between users (and groups) with the ability to utilise the GPS services of the phone.
For general usage, Nokia Pulse has obvious opportunities, but it is also easy to see how, when thrust upon the travel experience, users will have a vast array of tools at their disposal within the standard functions of the handset, rather than buried in an app elsewhere.
It's quite a neat idea and, if nothing else, shows it is hoped that using such tools will eventually become as natural a process in everyday mobile phone use and good old fashioned speaking and SMS.
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