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Vendor Boasts Instant Mobile Blog Technology

A French developer says it has found a way for users to post photos and other information on their SIM cards, which then acts as Web servers enabling others to access the mobile blog from PCs or cell phones.

InformationWeek Staff

November 15, 2005

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A French developer of SIM cards says it has developed technology to enable mobile phone users to create blogs on the fly.

Axalto said its new SIM technology enables phone users to publish blogs and store them on the SIM cards used in phones that access GSM-based cellular systems, which are nearly universally used in Europe and by Cingular and T-Mobile in the U.S. The SIM card acts as a personal Web server, according to the company.

The company claims that it would take users only a single click to publish the multimedia blog and that others could immediately access the mobile blog either from PCs or other cell phones.

The company said that the system combines expanded memory on SIM cards, which ordinarily are used to store subscriber information. Also built into the SIM card is TCP/IP support so that the phone can be connected to the Internet. The company said it is targeting cellular operators with the technology. The operators could then make it available to users.

"This unique combination of large memory capacity and Internet connectivity is a key enabler to PC and mobile services convergence," Cedric Collomb, mobile communications director for Axalto, said in a statement..

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