Inbound GPS systems – really !!

Leave a comment

I read a new article in NewScientist that they are trying to create new innovations around Inbound navigation systems. While the concept does not seem so attractive it has its own merits. For a usual technologist,, it would look strikingly similar to Bluetooth or Wi-Fi or for that matter any of the short range communication systems. I would not deny that.

If i understand it right, it might be something like this, when you are talking about the GPS systems you get the co-ordinates. In the same way, you restrict yourself to a sphere of lets say 10 mts radius and then

Like a lot of fantasy ideas i have seen in the past couple of years, this one also includes bringing lot of players to the table and then convincing each one of them that it would profitable for ‘them’ and then create an end-end product.

Lets take a typical example, how do i use inbound navigational systems in my home ?


As the example seems ironical, how can my refrigerator move over time ? It is in the same place since the last 4 years. Right, your refrigerator is still but you are not. The controller for this GPS systems can be your watch or your mobile phone for example. Then as your watch / mobile phone moves out of the range of the GPS systems, the temperature is kept moderate in the room / refrigerator. If you walk into the perimeter, it will start to make ice.

One more example is that, you can configure your system such that as long as the remote control of the TV is not in 1 meter radius from the TV it is assumed that your watching it. Put the Remote 1 meter closer to it to switch it off. Not a very good use case.

These are couple of examples. It may go well with Stadiums, Theaters, Music Shows, parking lots etc etc.


‘Nexus One’

Leave a comment

With the Advent of more and more ways of selling mobiles that make a difference in the everyday life of the consumer, Industry analysts say that there is a possible power shift in the Handset market from Operators to the Handset, Applications Manufacturers. Not sure how much of that is true as in a lot of geographical locations Handsets are tightly coupled with the operator plan.  

The launch of ‘much awaited’ Google phone ‘Nexus One’ did make the analysts put their thinking caps on !  

Despite the fact that the large investments in the industry are from the operators ( Licenses & Network Infrastructure ), can this be really shifted towards a !Telecom Operators centric Market ?  

And as the report in the link says, Nokia is up against the Apple and Google devices that are coming into the market. Anything around these brands customers are very interested. If there is a shift i think it is going to be cataclysmic in the money that is coming into these new areas that are being created. Worth Watching !  

There is story in the link below, good information is there around Nokia and Apple and Google and intensely growing competition for the market share.  


They call it the HTC GOOGLE NEXUS ONE. 🙂  

I kinda like it, but its very expensive to use an unlocked version.  

The features are good but looks handicapped towards the Multimedia side.  


  • Vibration,
  • MP3 ringtones
  • Speakerphone
  • 3.5 mm audio jack

Phone book  

  • Practically unlimited entries and fields,
  • Photocall
  • Call records Practically unlimited
  • Internal 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM
  • Card slot microSD up to 32GB, 4GB included, buy memory
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
  • Infrared port No
  • USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

%d bloggers like this: