amazing 3g experience

09/8/05 at 8:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Our team — me, Dede of Indonesia and Pras of Malaysia — won the "Ericsson 3G Scavenger Hunt" held for the tech journalists covering the 3G media workshop here in Kuala Lumpur. It's an amazing experience, and I'll write a story about it soon.

This was an Amazing Race-type scavenger hunt inside a mall, where we solved clues, communicated w/ each other via videocall and SMS (using voice to communicate with each other was illegalhehe to emphasize that 3G is beyond voice), and took pictures of thestore signs that were the solutions to the puzzles using the 3G phone.

For placing first, we each got a Sony Ericsson K700i, which is a pretty great camera phone but not 3G 🙂 They loaned 3G phones — mostly Sony Ericsson z800s — to us to test 3G apps and use in the race.

Needless to say it was an amazing experience.

And it was a twin victory for the Philippines, hackenslash/INQ7 and the Asian Gaming Journalists Association because Erwin Oliva, who was covering a separate Intel Pro-Gamer event in Kuala Lumpur, lasted longest against one of the world's best Warcraft players, pro gamer Grubby, to top the friendly competition among the tech journalists based on points.

Go Philippines! Go hackenslash/INQ7! Go AGJA!


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  2. […] I've been waiting for 3G to arrive in the Philippines since last year, when I experienced it extensively during my first trip to Kuala Lumpur for an Ericsson 3G workshop. In fact, my team won the Amazing Race-like Ericsson 3G scavenger hunt. Here's one of the stories I filed from KL last year as I speculated on what it would be like when 3G finally arrives in the Philippines — this one's for our youth site. […]

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