I just received this in an e-newsletter from MediaPost:
This morning, Google said it had created a new application that will allow mobile users to quickly retrieve e-mail on their cells. The new app supposedly will make a cell phone more like a BlackBerry by enabling faster e-mail access; Google said it will employ “automatic pre-fetching” technology, which will let users receive messages up to five times faster than in the past.
Cingular this morning also unveiled plans to let consumers buy music tracks for download to their phones. Cingular competitors already have beefed up the content they offer via cell phones, and many expect that Apple will eventually launch its combined phone-iPod.
Additionally, YouTube chief exec and co-founder Chad Hurley said the company wanted to branch out into mobile in the next year. Speaking at an ad conference in New York, Hurley reportedly said: “Within the next year we hope to have something on a mobile device.” He continued, “It’s going to be a huge market, especially for the video mind-set we’re dealing with.”
YouTube on mobile is very cool to me. I like the thought of being able to make short movie clips of my son and my family and friends in the US being able to watch it on their phone, from wherever they are in the world.