Mobile technology should not be about cramming the office into your pocket but a way to enjoy your everyday life.

Machine translation in action


A salesperson at the iriver shop in Tokyo, Japan, answered a verbal question using a web page with a Japanese to English translation system. She understood the question but was not able to formulate the answer in English, so she made use of this web based translation and wrote the answer in Japanese and then showed the automatically translated English text. This is machine translation in a real world situation and it works well.

And the result? Well, regardless of this answer, I'm now the happy owner of 2 GB iriver t30. Nothing spectacular, but it plays my Ogg Vorbis audio files.