Archive for June 23rd, 2008

Google's cell phone plans hit delays, Journal says (Reuters)

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Reuters – Mobile phones under development by Google Inc and its partners face slipping delivery schedules, with the first phones not likely to arrive until late 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

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Motorola falls on downgrades, market share worries (Reuters)

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Reuters – Motorola Inc shares slumped 7 percent on Monday to their lowest levels in five years after analysts downgraded the mobile-phone maker on fears it cannot staunch market share losses in North America.

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Study: Few Phone Buyers Purchase Accessories (PC Magazine)

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PC Magazine – According to a study released Monday by the NPD Group, U.S. consumer purchases of mobile phone handsets dropped by 20 percent from January to April, an indication that retailers may need to turn to accessories to increase their revenues. To date, however, consumers aren’t buying.

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Hazard of old mobile phones under spotlight at UN meet (AFP)

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AFP – The disposal of massive numbers of unwanted mobile phones will be a key focus of a five-day meeting on waste management which started Monday in Indonesia, organisers said.

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Nokia buys social networking site Plazes (Reuters)

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Reuters – The world’s top cellphone maker Nokia said on Monday it has agreed to buy social networking start-up Plazes as part of its major push into offering Internet services.

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Motorola, Kodak Launch 5-megapixel ZN5 Handset (PC World)

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PC World – Motorola and Kodak on Monday launched the ZN5, a new candy bar-style mobile phone with a 5.0-megapixel camera, the first…

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Google's mobile phone plans hit delays: report (Reuters)

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Reuters – New mobile phones being developed by Google Inc and more than 30 partners based on software called Android will arrive in the fourth quarter, a schedule that some cellular carriers and program makers are struggling to meet, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

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Report: Google Faces Android Handset Delays (PC World)

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PC World – Google’s new mobile phone software, Android, faces delays, the Wall Street Journal reports

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Watch superheroes fight evil — on your mobile phone (Reuters)

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Reuters – After taking on the big and small screens, comic book heroes like Spiderman and Superman may soon be appearing on an even smaller screen — your mobile phone.

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AT&T Paying High Price For iPhone 3G (TechWeb)

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TechWeb – InformationWeek – Analysts differ on the exact figure, but AT&T could be paying as much as $425 in subsidies per iPhone.

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