I was going through the news yesterday and saw a news story that made me laugh.
It tells of a major “new” advancement in cell phone technology: two cameras on a phone, allowing users to make video calls in real-time, over a cell phone network.
The HTC EVO4G will be the first in the US to offer this on the Sprint Network.
The reason why I think this is quite funny, is that to many Americans, this will be seen as a huge innovation. What they will fail to realize is in Asia, we’ve been able to do this for years, and not only on the high-end smart phones. My entry-level Samsung phone handles these video calls quite nicely.
The US really needs to vamp up its technology infrastructure if it ever hopes to catch up to Asia. Even now, the Broadband speeds and penetration are 15 years behind Korea.