Archive for June 16th, 2008

Nokia launches new phones, vows to stay number one (AFP)

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AFP – Finnish telecom giant Nokia has launched two new email-capable handsets for business users and vowed to defend its position as the world’s leading mobile phone maker.

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China Mobile Signs $1B Wireless Deal With Alcatel-Lucent (PC World)

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PC World – China Mobile inked a US$1 billion wireless deal with Alcatel-Lucent for 3G equipment.

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EU mobile phone users might have to pay to receive calls (AFP)

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AFP – The European Commission said Monday it would not stop telecoms firms from charging customers for calls received on their mobile phones in their own country but warned that users could oppose the move.

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Nokia unveils new business phones (Reuters)

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Reuters – The world’s top cellphone maker Nokia unveiled two new phone models aimed at corporate clients on Monday, revamping its somewhat aging offering to business customers.

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EU Mobile Operators May Charge for Making and Getting Calls (PC World)

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PC World – Europe’s telecommunications commissioner will soon announce plans to cut the cost of termination charges for mobile phone…

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Some employees buy own laptops, phones for work (USATODAY.com)

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USATODAY.com – Many employees – frustrated that their companies are unwilling to pay for the laptops, cellphones and other electronic devices that they want on the road – are spending their own money to get them.

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T-Mobile to sell 3G iPhone from 1 euro in Germany (Reuters)

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Reuters – Deutsche Telekom AG’s (DTEGn.DE) T-Mobile will sell Apple Inc’s new iPhone for as little as 1 euro ($1.54) for the 8-gigabyte version together with a 69 euro monthly contract, it said on Monday.

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Motorola to halve research labs (Reuters)

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Reuters – Motorola Inc , the No. 3 mobile phone maker, said on Friday it would roughly halve the size of its research labs to about 300 people as it plans to halt some projects and move at least 180 people to other units.

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Sprint Nextel Unveils Four Push-To-Talk Mobile Phones (TechWeb)

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TechWeb – InformationWeek – The company is trying to reposition the technology that elevated Nextel before it was acquired by Sprint.

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Yang Sums It Up, IPhone Goes 3G (PC World)

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PC World – Yahoo CEO and cofounder Jerry Yang probably spoke for more people than he could possibly imagine when he said, “clearly it is…

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