MobileMonday Toronto

MobileMonday Toronto
Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent

May 12, 2008 09:00 ET

MobileMonday Toronto Addresses Search for LBS

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - MobileMonday Toronto today announced that its May 12th chapter meeting will feature a presentation from Alcatel-Lucent and focus on location based services, better known as "LBS". Location based services are information services accessible via mobile devices through the mobile network, utilizing the location of the mobile device. This includes methods such as network based methods known as 'triangulation' or the use of 'global positioning satellites'; o more commonly known as "GPS". The meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday, May 12 at the Fort York Armory at 6:30pm.

It was recently announced by ABI Research the more than 550 Million GPS-Enabled mobile devices will ship by 2012. With the rising success of personal navigation devices', cellular carriers have started to offer on-board and off-board navigation solutions, in addition to features such as friend finder and local search on GPS handsets. Community and social-networking-related functionality, such as sharing points of interest and geo-tagged pictures is also becoming popular among consumers and is expected to boost GPS-enabled handset uptake as carriers, handsets manufacturers, and service providers look to capitalize on the LBS trend. "While most CDMA handsets are already GPS-enabled and GPS is set to become a standard feature in GSM smartphones, GSM feature phones are next on the agenda to be equipped with GPS technology," says ABI Research principal analyst Dominique Bonte.

"We're on the cusp of the market accelerating. The combination of location supporting mobile devices, innovative applications and demand from end-users will transform the market in the next 24 months" says Jim Brown and Alex Bosika, co-founders of the MobileMonday Toronto chapter. "This has been an area of strong interest for the Toronto chapter over the last 2 years."

Alcatel-Lucent will present at the next MobileMonday Toronto meeting on Monday May 12th at 6:30pm. No RSVP is required and attendance is open to everyone. Meetings are generally held on the first Monday each month (exceptions: holiday months or special topics) at the Fork York Armoury (2nd Floor) located at 660 Fleet Street just west of Fort York Blvd. Free parking is available on Garrison Rd. (just left of the Armory entrance) and behind the Armoury. The location is easily accessible by the TTC from Bathurst station. Google Map details can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/3c9pp4. For security reasons, attendees are asked to bring business cards for identification.

About MobileMonday Toronto

MobileMonday Toronto was co-founded by Alexander S. Bosika and Jim Brown and held its first meeting in June 2006. MobileMonday Toronto is one of 60+ chapters worldwide and is supported by the world's largest volunteer network of passionate mobile professionals committed to growth of the industry.

MobileMonday Toronto operates as a not-for-profit organization whose sole aim is to support the growth of the mobile industry in the Greater Toronto area and across Canada and to promote collaboration and business networking opportunities in a casual, friendly co-operative environment of like-minded professionals. It continues to receive financial support from its member community. The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and Marketwire financially support the Toronto chapter as official sponsors.

The first MobileMonday chapter was started by passionate mobile professionals in Helsinki, Finland in the year 2000 and operates its current website at www.mobilemonday.net. Each year, the Helsinki organization sponsors the Global Summit which invites all chapter co-founders to Helsinki HQ to discuss, share and collaborate. More information about Global Summit 2007 can be found here: http://www.mobilemonday.fi/event/global-summit-2007

MobileMonday Toronto is open to everyone interested in the mobile industry including telecom professionals, application developers, content creators, mobile startups, interactive agencies and many more.

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