Archive for May 12th, 2008

Disney to create lab to test ads for ABC, ESPN (AP)

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AP – Will people remember three-second video ads on their mobile phones? Do high-definition commercials on big screens get people’s hearts racing more than other pitches? Is the sports ticker crawl distracting or does it add value to the 30-second TV spot?

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RIM's 'Bold' Assault On Upgraded iPhone Adds 3G, GPS, Tunes (Investor's Business Daily)

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Investor’s Business Daily – Shares of Research In Motion hit an all-time high on Monday as the company unveiled a new cell phone it hopes will dissuade business customers from buying Apple’s upgraded iPhone.

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BlackBerry Goes Bold with New 3G Smartphone (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – BlackBerry has gone bold and high-speed. On Monday, Research In Motion (RIM) announced the BlackBerry Bold, a new mobile device that it said will give business users “unprecedented functionality and performance” as the first BlackBerry to support tri-band HSDPA.

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Biq Quake Takes out Mobile Network in Chengdu (PC World)

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PC World – An earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale knocked out mobile phone service in the western Chinese city of Chengdu…

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RIM's BlackBerry Bold Beats Apple to the 3G Punch (PC World)

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PC World – Research in Motion’s sleek new BlackBerry Bold 9000 will support 3G networks worldwide, as well as Wi-Fi and GPS. Will it be able to withstand a 3G iPhone challenge?

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Paper is passe for tech-savvy South Koreans (Reuters)

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Reuters – Young, tech-savvy South Koreans are making coupon clipping a thing of the past and turning to their mobile phones instead.

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LG Unveils 3G Prada Phone in Japan (PC World)

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PC World – They say everything comes to those that wait. A year after it went on sale in the rest of the world customers in Japan will…

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T-Mobile's 3G Rollout Lags Behind Competitors (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – T-Mobile USA is now joining the 3G club. Earlier this week, the telecommunications company announced that it has begun the commercial rollout of its third-generation wireless network, starting with New York City.

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T-Mobile Begins 3G Roll Out, Adds Nearly 1 Million Subscribers (TechWeb)

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TechWeb – InformationWeek – Earlier this week, T-Mobile said it plans to deploy the new high speed network across 20 to 25 of the major U.S. cities it currently serves.

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Microsoft to Increase Focus on Handsets for Poor (PC World)

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PC World – Microsoft will increase its focus on making mobile phones part of its strategy to spread IT to people in developing nations…

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