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Displaying items by tag: Mobility

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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Sunday, 17 September 2006 08:13

BT offers fixed mobile convergence for corporates

BT has unveiled a corporate version of BT Fusion: its converged cellular WiFi telephony product which has been on sale to UK consumers since mid 2005. Earlier announcements by BT suggest it is just the firs phase in a very ambitious plan to offer converged fixed mobile services to large organisations.

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Thursday, 14 September 2006 13:39

Google goes to the Zoo, the Optus Zoo

In a move likely aimed at countering Telstra's ability to offer Sensis search functionality to its mobile customers, Optus Mobile is to offer access to Google search  from the home page of its Optus Zoo mobile content service.
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The release by Palm of the Treo 750v 3G smartphone, running an enhanced version of Windows 5.0 and to be marketed in Europe by Vodafone, signals an attempt by a pretty powerful combination to eat away the dominance of Research in Motion's Blackberry on the Continent.

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Lucent Technologies is to acquire privately held Mobilitec, a provider of content management software for wireless service providers.
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Tuesday, 17 January 2006 08:02

Nokia report aims to dispel "myths of mobility"

Nokia has published 'Myths of Mobility', a report "examining common assumptions to help decision makers better understand the reality of mobile technology".

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Wednesday, 05 October 2005 10:00

Intel launches Asia top 10 hotspots poll

Wi-Fi hotspots have evolved from points of convenience to places of experience.  Recognising this, Centrino technology maker Intel has launched a competition, inviting notebook PC users to nominate their favourite places to experience wireless connectivity.

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