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Displaying items by tag: Mobility

Nokia has continued its dizzying pace of innovation in mobile devices with a series of 'Music Phone' versions of its Nseries devices and the new N95 which has a five megapixel camera, inbuilt GPS and a mapping application that allow users to find routes and services in more than 100 countries.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2006 20:50

Apple equips iMac with next-gen Wi-Fi?

Do Apple's latest iMacs ship with an 802.11n Wi-Fi card? Photos of the Core 2 Duo-based all-in-one consumer computer certainly imply as much, but users will have to install and run Windows Vista to see it for themselves.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2006 20:46

Mobile gaming initiative gains OMA backing

The Mobile Gaming Initiative has gained backing from the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and formed a Game Services Working Group within the OMA to look at standards in mobile gaming.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2006 20:40

Buy your piece of the .mobi internet today

The latest addition to the internet - new .mobi domains - will go on sale from 3pm today (GMT).
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Nokia today unveiled a version of its N91 mobile phone fitted with an 8GB hard drive. The handset was joined by Music Edition versions of a number of other N series devices, part of Nokia's plan to pitch the phone family as a viable alternative to Apple's iPod.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2006 20:02

Virgin drops laptop ban

Airline has eased its ban on the use of Apple and Dell laptops, but Sony batteries may still not be used.
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Tuesday, 26 September 2006 19:26

Nokia unveils N95 multimedia phone

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world's largest cell phone maker Nokia unveiled a new all-in-one multimedia phone and a new slimmer model targeting U.S. consumers, at an event to showcase its multimedia devices on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2006 19:06

Sirius launches portable satellite radio

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Tuesday introduced its first pocket-sized portable radio that allows subscribers to listen to live broadcasts and to digital music from their personal collections.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2006 18:18

Regulators approve Nokia's acquisition of Loudeye

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Plans by Nokia Inc. to acquire U.S. based digital music distributor Loudeye Corp. (LOUD.O: Quote, Profile, Research) for $60 million have been approved by regulators, the companies said on Monday.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2006 16:55

Africa closes technology gap with flashy phones

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Rickety minibus taxis weave between corrugated iron shacks, dodging street hawkers and the odd scrawny child with trousers gaping at the knee.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nokia aims to regain popularity among U.S. consumers with advanced devices and retail stores, but the world's No. 1 cellphone maker may need a revamp of its devices to dent the lead of Motorola Inc., analysts said.

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Friday, 22 September 2006 08:20

WiMAX operator wannabes form global grouping

A new industry group, chaired by Unwired chairman Steve Cosser, with membership exclusive to owners of WiMAX spectrum has been formed to promote the technology and particularly to deal with interoperability issues between networks and establish global roaming agreements.

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Thursday, 21 September 2006 20:15

Lithium Ion batteries under fire

It is very tempting to blame computer vendors like Dell an Aple for notebooks which explode into fireballs. However, in the final analysis it all comes down to the batteries.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2006 05:52

Motorola to buy Symbol to enhance enterprise mobility

Motorola, which has for several years promoted a vision of seamless mobility, is to pay $US3.9b in an all share transaction for Symbol Technologies which bills itself as "the enterprise mobility company".

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Toshiba Australia has issued a statement aimed at dissipating public fears over reports of a recall of 340,000 notebook batteries by the laptop computer manufacturer worldwide, saying the recall had nothing to do with safety issues.
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Tuesday, 19 September 2006 12:58

Dopod debuts 850MHz 3G Windows Mobile PDA

Singapore-based PDA supplier Dopod International has entered the Australian market with the launch of  two 3G HSDPA capable, Microsoft Windows based PDAs, one of which is the first device on the market that will operate on Telstra's new 850MHz network, but the first carriers to offer the device will be Hutchison and Optus.

UK research firm, Analysys, predicts that more revenue will be earned from VoIP traffic originating from cellphones than from fixed lines phones in the US and Europe by 2012, in part because cellular VoIP services will be positioned as premium services.

In these days of heightened security, airline travellers already resent having to remove their notebook computers from their cases for inspection before boarding even though most concede it's necessary. However, not being able to use the notebook during flights goes beyond the pale.
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Monday, 18 September 2006 04:33

Deleting the numbers, keying in a name

ImageTaking a cue from Motorola, the sub-branding mania seems to have overtaken the mobile handset market.

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China Mobile, KPN, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and Vodafone have joined forces to develop a common vision for mobile networks beyond today's incompatible and competing technologies from the WCDMA and CDMA200 camps: HSPA and EV-DO.

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