T-Mobile and Flash Lite – it’s there!

by kai on 17/09/2004



T-Mobile UK started a news push service called News Express. The interesting fact about that is that it’s based on the FlashLite player for Symbian cell phones like the Nokia 3650, 7610, 6600 etc or some other Symbian based devices.

So, the software for News Express itself is free of charge, you’d have to pay for the content. I tried to download the software although it’s just available for the 6600 and the 7610 recently but didn’t succeed because of the fact that my cell phone number doesn’t start with +44 (obviously…). ..

What I seriously ask myself – why did they start it in the UK and not in Germany, Europes strongest market “for bullshit services” around cell phone – not that News Express is one of those bullshit services – here you could make tons of money even with just seeling midi-ringtones for 3,99 Euros or providing a tiny animated J2ME game(?) called “SMS Bitch” – if I remember correctly, that one was 5,99 or even 6,99 Euros.

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marcus September 17, 2004 at 12:00 am

well – as i use to say: making flash available on cell phones is like a license for printing bank notes 🙂

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nick gerig September 17, 2004 at 12:00 am

they did start it in germany and austria, a month later it started in uk. The UK is a pretty big market for bullshit services too 🙂

As for flashlite it is actually a really good service and blows away any other mobile offerings.

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kai September 18, 2004 at 12:00 am

Nick, you’re completely right. Here’s the link for the German site: http://www.t-zones.de/de/055t_news/newsexpress.html

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