Archive for September 26th, 2008

Mobile phone subscriptions to reach 4 billion by year-end: ITU (AFP)

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AFP – The number of mobile phone subscriptions in the world will reach four billion by the end of the year driven by growth in developing economies, the International Telecommunications Union said Friday.

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Nokia's iPhone rival due next week: sources (Reuters)

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Reuters – Nokia (NOK1V.HE) will unveil its first touch-screen phone next week in a direct challenge to Apple’s successful iPhone, two industry sources told Reuters on Friday.

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Nokia to unveil touch-screen phone Oct 2: sources (Reuters)

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Reuters – The world’s top cellphone maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE) will unveil its first touch-screen phone at a media and analyst event in London next week, two industry sources told Reuters on Friday.

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Author nun finds new outlet in cellphone fiction (Reuters)

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Reuters – Japan’s best-known Buddhist nun is reaching out to a new audience by writing a mobile phone novel at the age of 86.

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Update: Visa Unveils Massive Mobile Payment Plans (PC Magazine)

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PC Magazine – Visa unveiled several sweeping partnerships on Thursday to move payment processing from the PC to the mobile phone. Agreements with Nokia, U.S. Bancorp and Google will allow phones to be used as credit cards and Western Union-style wire services, among other features.

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Kaspersky: Worry About Trojans, Mobile Phone Worms (PC Magazine)

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PC Magazine – Russian security giant Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday released its mid-year report on current trends in malware along with a report on spam trends. The upshot? Trojans continue to dominate the threat radar, and mobile-phone viruses are now a valid concern.

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Google unveils mobile phone, on sale in October (AFP)

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AFP – Internet search giant Google launched its long-awaited mobile phone on Tuesday, unveiling a handset developed with telecom carrier T-Mobile to compete with rival Apple’s hot-selling iPhone.

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Cell phone can unlock car, start engine (AP)

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AP – A new Japanese mobile phone will automatically unlock the doors of its owners’ cars and let drivers start their engines without using an ignition key.

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US-NET Summary (Reuters)

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Reuters – Google and Yahoo’s deal to let Google place some ads on Yahoo’s search pages, which the Justice Department is reviewing, should be allowed with limits, the American Antitrust Institute said on Tuesday. Because the search advertising market is already extremely concentrated with Google by far the dominant firm, the institute argued that consumers […]

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Sony Ericsson to roll out music service in weeks (Reuters)

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Reuters – Sony Ericsson will launch a mobile phone service with unlimited music downloads within weeks, the company said on Tuesday, as it competes with Nokia in expanding business beyond the sale of handsets.

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