Posting pictures or posts to your MySpace page via mobile device is not new. AT&T and T-Mobile have been doing it for a little while now. What makes this news about Verizon different is that their strategy is one of “hurry up and wait.”
Instead of jumping in and creating platforms using the current 3G technology, they are putting most of their eggs into the 4G basket. Video is the prize to be won, the segment of social networking via mobile that they are targeting. Currently, downloading video to mobile devices isn’t hard. The problem is with uploading.
Verizon believes that 4G will solve this, making it possible to quickly, easily, and inexpensively upload videos mobile to mobile or mobile to web. While the smart (more…)