Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Bluetooth enabled kiosks ping moviegoers

An interesting piece over at news.com highlights what will probably become a new trend in interactive kiosk technology, using the kiosk as a bluetooth hub for transmitting high-bandwidth content to supported mobile phones and PDAs. From the story:

"[P]romotional material can be picked up by anyone with a cell phone equipped to handle Bluetooth, a form of short-range wireless transmission.

"Downloading a full-length movie trailer from the kiosk takes about 30 seconds, and there is no fee from the phone's service provider. One ring tone offered is an emphatic voice from the movie 'Kingdom of Heaven' that declares, 'Protect the stones!'

"Moviegoers can also download cell phone screen 'wallpaper' of Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie in 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith.'"

A fascinating look at things to come. Read the rest of the story here.

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