Archive for December 21st, 2007

Nokia, InterDigital claim patent case victory (Reuters)

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Reuters – Nokia (NOK1V.HE) and wireless technology firm InterDigital each declared victory in a court decision on Friday over patents related to the UMTS third-generation (3G) mobile phone standard.

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Orange takes over Telkom Kenya in key African investment drive (AFP)

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AFP – A France Telecom-led consortium on Friday took control of 51 percent of state-owned Telkom Kenya in a drive to expand its presence in Africa’s burgeoning mobile phone and internet sectors.

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COPD patients use BlackBerrys to send reports on their health to researchers (Canadian Press)

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Canadian Press – TORONTO – Dave Ritchie has a BlackBerry, but he doesn’t use it as a cellphone or to receive and send e-mail. Instead, he pulls it out once a day, rolls the track wheel and clicks on it to fill out a questionnaire.

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Japan's KDDI, Willcom win new WiMAX licenses (Reuters)

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Reuters – Carlyle-controlled Japanese handy-phone firm Willcom Inc and a group led by mobile phone operator KDDI Corp won licenses to supply high-speed wireless Internet access on Friday.

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Air France tests cell services in Europe (AP)

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AP – Air France has become the first airline to offer international passengers e-mail and text-messaging service that’s based on standard cell phone technology.

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Safety top reason for buying children cell phones (Reuters)

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Reuters – Most parents who are thinking of buying cell phones for their children this Christmas are doing so for safety reasons, according to a new survey.

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Yahoo, America Movil partner on mobile Web search (Reuters)

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Reuters – Internet company Yahoo and Latin America’s top mobile phone company America Movil said on Thursday they have struck a deal to provide mobile Web services to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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British drivers could face jail for using mobile (Reuters)

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Reuters – British motorists caught talking on a hand-held mobile phone or sending a text while driving could be jailed under guidelines due to be published on Thursday.

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TI sees global analog chip sales doubling in 7 yrs (Reuters)

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Reuters – Texas Instruments Inc , the world’s top mobile phone chip maker, said on Thursday it expects global sales for analog chips to double over the next seven years, fuelled by growing demand for consumer electronics.

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BYD maintains high IPO hopes (FT.com)

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FT.com – Shares in BYD Electronics, a mobile phone component maker, are expected to rise when they start trading in Hong Kong on Thursday in spite of a highly unusual lack of interest among Hong Kong retail investors in its $758m (HK$5.9bn) initial public offering.

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