TechSession: Mobile communities

The mobile industry in the United States is starting to take advantage of new data networks and cheaper messaging costs to connect subscribers and their interests. It’s a world filled with acronyms describing ways to help you stay connected as you leave your home-base and wander around cell space with an info beacon in your pocket pinging the network and collecting new data in between voice conversations. What can EV-DO, HSDPA, SMS, MMS, WAP, and XHTML do for you?

Next week’s SF Tech Sessions event is all about mobile communities will bring together three companies exploring new methods of communication through a mobile phone. WAPtags leverages the power of your friends to display the most relevant search results on-the-go. Twitter helps you send messages to a group of friends with your latest status and thoughts. TextMarks combines a short code and keyword to create data services similar to a mobile mailing list or alerts service.

SF Tech Sessions is demo-focused, with the product and development teams leading discussions about new technologies and their company’s unique perspective. It all takes place next Wednesday, September 20, from 7-9 p.m. at CNET in San Francisco. For more details, and to RSVP, visit the SF Tech Sessions blog entry.