Samsung Electronics will launch in Europe this month its Mobile Blog 3G Phone (SGH-L760), which allows users to upload content directly to blog sites online such as YouTube, UBlog and Buzzet. Digital Chosunilbo reports.
"The mobile blog function's speedy data transmission will distinguish the phone from other handsets. The phone will debut in Germany and Spain this month and next hit the Southeast Asian market."
Karl follows this up at Experience Curve with an excellent discussion of what features he'd like to see in cellphones to make the blogging/vlogging/podcasting creation process easier.
I think this is a seriously uptapped area of the market. If the Samsung phone, or another later, would allow the creation of videos that can be posted directly to the owner's blog, that would obviously be a huge shot in the arm to the growth of vlogging.
As I commented on Karl's blog, the spread of the use of these social media tools is hinging on how easy it is to create content with them. Podcasting is a perfect example, as I love the medium, but the creation process is horribly complicated and takes far too long, even after you've created a few episodes. In my mind, any product that makes it easier to create content with blogs, podcasts, videos, etc., is going to be a hit. And honestly, I would have thought we'd seen more of these type of products on the market by now.
Afterthought: What if all of your company's managers had cellphones that allowed them to create video and upload it directly to your company's intranet site? How could you see this being utilized?
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