Access your PC from your mobile

28 09 2006

ajax menu selectionA new free service called SoonR allows mobile phones equipped with the Opera Mobile web browser to securely access PC files, Outlook data (including emails), and talk using VOIP.

Happily, because the service can be used from a mobile web browser, it doesn’t require any additional software to be installed on mobile phones, avoiding problems with phone hardware or carrier incompatibilities.

A product like this could be used to access a learner’s own “Personal Learning Environment” (PLE) of files and data on their own PC – like a mobile portfolio of learning.  Its built-in VOIP and chat tools could also provide a means of communicating with peers.

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