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Aiming to capitalise on the nascent market for push email to mobile devices, Palm has announced that it will launch the first 3G WCDMA version of its Treo handheld in Europe later this year, on the Vodafone network and running the Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system overlaid with the Palm user interface.
Thursday, 13 July 2006 17:37

VeriSign chosen to secure all WiMAX devices

VeriSign has been selected by the WiMAX Forum - the global organisation set up to certify the interoperability of products based on the fixed and mobile WiMAX standards - to provide technology that will protect all WiMAX Forum certified devices from unauthorised access.
Google, whose recently acquired online word processor, Writely, will support the Open Document Format (ODF) has joined the Open Document Alliance.
Microsoft users are getting used to it. However, it becomes no less disconcerting to be told that this month that yet another five critical flaws have been found that if exploited could hand over control of their computers to hackers.

Skype and SanDisk have mimicked Vonage in launching a softphone on a USB memory stick, but this one supports video calls.
Freescale Semiconductor has produced the first commercial non-volatile RAM product that can compete with normal RAM for speed and endurance but maintain its memory when the power is switched off. Freescale, which was spun-off from Motorola in 2004, says the first commercial Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) device is now in volume production. Potentially, MRAM could make all other forms of memory and storage obsolete, including normal RAM, Flash and magnetic storage.

Monday, 10 July 2006 16:43

AAPT launches VoIP for SMEs

AAPT has launched Business Connect, the first fully managed VoIP service for SMEs that combines the function of PSTN line replacement with centrex functions and valued added services such as voice messaging to email.
The group of nine carriers has unveiled details of its plan for an alternative FTTN rollout, announced in April, that it claims would have greater reach than Telstra's, equality of access for all access seekers and generate a viable return on investment capital.
Sunday, 09 July 2006 17:27

Spam careens out of control in June

According to a newly released report, the incidence of spam mail has once again careened out of control, jumping 6.9% in June to a massive 64.8% of all emails sent in June.

Taiwanese chipmaker, Via Technologies, has announced what it claims is the first single chipset for ultra mobile PCs (UMPCs) that will enable these devices to be produced with smaller form factors and extended battery life.



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