We often credit (and drool at) Japan with having the most advanced technology, and bemoaning the lack of such gadgetry in the UK, but you don’t have to look so far away to find cutting edge technology and services.
Manx Telecom, which serves the Isle of Man, has just launched a converged content delivery service called Mobile Downloads, which will enable its 75,000-strong subscriber base to purchase, download, and consume music from both mobile devices and PCs, thanks to the new iO Mobile Experience Platform.
Manx claims to be the first operator in the world to deliver such a service from iO global, having also credited as the first in the world to launch a 3.5G mobile service.
The company has signed a number of local bands who will offer their music free to subscribers. The service provides an opportunity for local artists and musicians to profile their work.
Andy Bridson, Marketing Director for Manx Telecom, claims that “the experience is incredible”, and that “when using 3.5G technology it is as quick to download a new tune as it is to browse on an iPod.”
Impressive stuff. Now what about something like that in mainland UK?
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By Andy Merrett | August 29th, 2007