Archive for May 21st, 2008

Lucent, Nokia win in Golden Bridge patent case (Reuters)

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Reuters – A U.S. appeals court sided with Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia (NOK1V.HE) on Wednesday, upholding a lower court’s finding that a Golden Bridge Technology cellphone patent was invalid.

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Mobile ads years away from breakthrough: execs (Reuters)

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Reuters – Advertising on mobile phones has enormous potential to become a significant platform for marketers, but any breakthrough is years away and major operators must work together to succeed, executives said.

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Sprint May Limit Its Unlimited 3G Plan (PC World)

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PC World – Will Sprint follows its competitors lead and restrict mobile broadband subscribers to 5 gigabytes of monthly combined upstream and downstream data usage?

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3G iPhone Likely To Appear Sooner Than Expected (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – A report pegs the much-awaited announcement of the 3G version of Apple’s iPhone for June 9. According to technology blog Gizmodo, a source “very, very close” to the launch has confirmed that the second-generation iPhone will be announced during the keynote address of the Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco on that date.

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Sony Ericsson W380i Walkman phone flips open for music

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If you always have desired a Walkman phone, but wanted a flip model, your wait is over. The Sony Ericsson W380i flip phone has a color screen and a numeric keypad inside its cover and a small screen outside. A small screen outside can show which song is playing or which radio station is tuned […]

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Hydrogen-powered phones on the horizon (AFP)

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AFP – French researchers said on Wednesday they had invented a hydrogen fuel cell as a backup power source for mobile phones, thus easing dependence on an electricity supply to charge the gadget.

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Mobile Providers, Can You Hear Us Now? (BusinessWeek Online)

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BusinessWeek Online – Consumer grievances against wireless companies are taking on a new dimension. For more than a decade, mobile-phone customers have griped vociferously about what they consider unfair billing and inadequate wireless voice calling. But the advent of mobile data services — from texting to gaming to social networking to Web surfing — has […]

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AT&T's Laptop Mobile Broadband Subscribers Get Free Wi-Fi (PC World)

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PC World – Free Wi-Fi from AT&T now extends to their mobile broadband subscribers using laptops and 3G network adapters.

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Report Has Apple's 3G iPhone Available in Mid-June (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – Apple’s 3G iPhone will be available immediately after CEO Steve Jobs announces it at the WorldWide Developers Conference on June 9, a confidential source has told the popular Web site Gizmodo.

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Nokia eyes wider usage of Linux in cellphones (Reuters)

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Reuters – The world’s top handset maker Nokia Oyj expects the role of the Linux operating system in its product portfolio to increase as the role of its Internet-focused devices grows, company officials said.

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