Author: Philippe

Cell Phone, The Ring Heard Around The World

http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/cellphones/video.html This piece is 41 minutes on the camera phone. There is even some stand-up paddle-surf and great footage from Asia. The creation of the camera phone starts at about 21:10 and runs through 27:00. Some highlights: The story of the “Camera Phone Birth” at 21 minutes Sophie from behind a camera-phone taking a photo […]

Sensor-Based Phones are the Next Big Thing!

People are asking what’s next in wireless technology? It’s sensor-based camera-phones that integrate motion, light and touch technology and will do for camera-phones what the Wii has done for game consoles. Opportunities like this only come around every 5-7 years and it’s here now. For the last 5 years, Fullpower has been building breakthrough sensor-based […]

The future of camera-phones, the next couple of years.

Q and A with Philippe Kahn, CEO of Fullpower, Creator of the first camera-phone solution What’s next for user-handset interaction? Philippe Kahn>> Motion is coming next . Shake your camera-phone to pick-up a call. No buttons, not fingers. Simple natural gestures. Tap it to advance songs in the media player. What can we learn from devices […]

NPR

This whole weekend, NPR (National Public radio) runs a big piece on the camera phone and its impact on society. I have to say that all business partners, friends and family members have had a great impact in shaping the camera phone. Click here to listen

Nanotechnology and micro machines

Nanotechnology and micro machines The shrinking image sensors have allowed us to ship 1 billion camera phones in 2007. Now the same is happening with all sorts of other sensors. The key is MEMS technology, our ability to make mechanical and electromagnetic devices ever smaller. A digital compass the size of a needle-pin. Five gyroscopes […]

Happy Holidays

2006 has been a great year of Building technology. Inventing. Innovating. Continuing to bring together the greatest core team. Inventing the future is hard work. There is no feeling like that one. It’s like magic when you start seeing the technology really working. 2006 is winding down while even more excitement is building into 2007. […]

Always-On Technology

As the second disastrous hurricane makes landfall, Rita after Katrina, I can’t help but to think how always-on technology in particular wireless applied to life sciences could have helped hundreds of thousand of Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Texas residents. There is an immense sense of purpose in innovating and inventing a future that will radically […]

Repeat Business Success and Vision

1. Founding Fullpower and making LightSurf a Success: We started Fullpower at the beginning of 2003 while LightSurf was doubling its size year to year. Fullpower is today where LightSurf was in 2002/2003: An industry-defining vision of huge potential. We are keeping our focus confidential, as we have learned over the years: Quietly develop the […]

What do people want most from mobile content right now?

I was recently interviewed for Ericsson’s On Magazine by Xeni Jardin. The focus is mobile content: What do people want most from mobile content right now? There are two types of content — personally created content such as PictureMail or VideoMail, and commercial content. PictureMail and VideoMail are booming right now with providers such as […]

Does adding images significantly change the nature of text or verbal communication?

Bob Goldstein recently asked me whether I thought adding images significantly changes the nature of text or verbal communication, and if so, how? His perceptive question prompted a very interesting dialogue on how our business and personal lives benefit from these wonderful new communication advances. I’ve decided to make this the first entry and introduction […]