Archive for March, 2007

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Google Phone Stories Won’t Go Away

March 27th, 2007

Rumours of the new Google mobile phone are fast gaining credence. Google executive, Isabel Aguilera, recently dropped some rather heavy hints about a possible mobile move in an interview with Spanish language news-site Noticias. During the interview, Aguilera let it slip that Google is definitely “investigating” a mobile phone. However, she stopped short of officially [...]

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How to: BlackBerry 8800 Keyboard Shortcuts

March 14th, 2007

We have compiled a list of common BlackBerry keyboard shortcuts for the new BlackBerry 8800. The image to the right (click to enlarge) details the 8800′s keypad and its functions.

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MVNO Subscribers Account for at Least 3% of the World’s Mobile Subscriber Base

March 13th, 2007

According to Research and Markets, the annual report offers information on the worldwide mobile communications industry, and includes statistics, analysis, trends and forecasts. It also provides an overview of regional mobile markets.

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SmarTone Offers Free HSDPA Trials

March 13th, 2007

Hong Kong mobile phone company, SmarTone-Vodafone has started offering free HSDPA connections to taxi-drivers. The move is part of a marketing drive for its newly-launched service as the operator seeks to highlight awareness of HSDPA among consumers in Hong Kong.

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Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and 3G Will Coexist and Compete for Wireless Data Delivery

March 13th, 2007

The three main technologies capable of broadcasting wireless data at broadband speeds to consumer devices-Wi-Fi, WiMAX and cellular 3G-are battling it out for market share worldwide. Each technology has its benefits and challenges, but ultimate adoption will vary greatly depending upon in which region of the world they are deployed, according to In-Stat, a high-tech [...]

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3 launches first ad-funded mobile content offering

March 13th, 2007

3, the mobile media company, today announces the launch of a new range of free-to-access content for customers on its Planet 3 portal. Working in partnership with Rhythm New Media, the new service will be supported by personalised advertising from major brands, meaning content that was previously paid for can now be viewed for free [...]