Get the Message?

Life beyond text messaging
Magazine Contributor
2 min read

This story appears in the April 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Now that you've gotten used to sending text messages from your cell phone, a new advance has arrived. Mobile Multimedia Messaging (MMS) goes beyond letters and numbers into pictures, video and sound. Photo messaging is, basically, an outgrowth of MMS. The services are rudimentary in the United States, but could be a welcome addition to the mobile arsenal for those who have embraced text messaging and built-in cameras.

The Samsung p735, released on the T-Mobile system, is an example of an MMS phone that is fairly new on the market and a sign of things to come from all manufacturers. The p735 features a 1-megapixel digital camera, video recorder, MP3 player, 64MB of memory and the ability to accept memory cards--all in an unusual swivel design. Early adopters will have a field day. Others may want to hold off until its nearly $500 price tag drops.

These wireless multimedia machines will come down in price as they become more common. Mobile warriors will find uses for the multimedia functions to communicate with the office or with customers. Just keep in mind that it could be a while before everyone else's phones are able to keep up with this new type of messaging. Visit www.mobilemms.com for news and information.

More from Entrepreneur

Are paying too much for business insurance? Do you have critical gaps in your coverage? Trust Entrepreneur to help you find out.
Get Your Quote Now

One-on-one online sessions with our experts can help you start a business, grow your business, build your brand, fundraise and more.
Book Your Session

In as little as seven months, the Entrepreneur Authors program will turn your ideas and expertise into a professionally presented book.
Apply Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.