The possibility of file sharing on mobile phones is interesting at least to most file sharers. Yesterday Nokia made a short step in the journey to reach that goal by Introducing Nokia Sensor. Below is the press release straight from the Nokia site...
Espoo, Finland - Nokia today introduced the Nokia Sensor, a phone software application that offers a new, exciting way for people to create information and share it with other phone users nearby. With Nokia Sensor, users can create personal pages on their phone, including text and graphics. Nokia Sensor users can also check out the pages of other Sensor users in their vicinity, exchange messages and share files with them. The Nokia Sensor application works over Bluetooth wireless technology, providing connectivity within a range of up to 10 meters from the mobile device. Nokia Sensor is free of charge.
The Nokia Sensor application creates a totally new way of communicating with people in the same location, for example in cafés, get-togethers, busses and trains. People are able to use their creativity and imagination to learn more about other people and their interests. It boosts the opportunities of Bluetooth wireless technology on the mobile device. Nokia Sensor is a spontaneous, sociable application for spontaneous, sociable people.
"The Nokia Sensor application allows users to express themselves and discover new things about others nearby in a novel and simple way. This means that the value of using mobile phones and devices is expanded to connecting with those who share the same space at the same time, acquainted or unacquainted," says Hannu O. Nieminen, Vice President of User Experience Unit at Nokia.
Nokia Sensor is now available for a number of Nokia products including the Nokia 3230, 6260, 6600, 6620, 6630, 6670, 6680, 6681, 6682, and 7610. Nokia Sensor can also be downloaded to PC or directly to the phone from http://www.nokia.com/sensor. A full list of Nokia Sensor's features is available on the website.
While not being able to deliver what a lot of people would like to see, it is a step in the right direction at least. However, it will probably be a long time before filesharing on mobile phones would ever become a huge thing.
Nokia (Press Release)