Archive for October 8th, 2008

Social Networking Goes Mobile, Gets Corporate Face (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – As IBM sets out to launch its Bluehouse corporate social network to compete with Cisco and Google, word comes that Facebook and MySpace are the most popular social-networking sites for mobile-phone users.

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RIM unveils touch-screen Blackberry (AFP)

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AFP – Research in Motion Ltd (RIM), maker of the Blackberry, unveiled its first smartphone with a touch-screen on Wednesday, its answer to the popular Apple iPhone.

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Web technology cuts mobile calling fees (Reuters)

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Reuters – The cost of talking on the go is coming down, thanks to an increasing number of options for using Internet calling services on mobile phones as an alternative to traditional cellular service plans.

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Blackberry releases touch-screen phone (AFP)

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AFP – Research in Motion Ltd (RIM), maker of the Blackberry, released its first mobile phone with a touch-screen on Wednesday, its answer to the popular Apple iPhone.

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Broadcom sues Qualcomm for misuse of patents (Reuters)

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Reuters – Wireless chipmaker Broadcom Corp has filed a complaint in federal court against rival Qualcomm Inc , charging patent misuse, the latest round in their battle over mobile phone technology licensing.

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Analysts cut 2009 mobile phone growth estimates (Reuters)

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Reuters – The global mobile phone market should grow at much slower-than-expected rates next year as consumers put off buying new devices due to deepening economic concerns, according to forecasts from analysts.

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Apple iPhone 3G Sales Approaching 10 Million Mark (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – Apple may not have reached its goal of selling 10 million iPhone 3Gs yet, but the company has spurred a large number of consumers to abandon their carriers and flock to AT&T, the exclusive mobile carrier for the iPhone in the U.S.

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iPhone 3G Entices Mobile-Carrier Defections (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – The NPD Group, a market-research firm, reports that 30 percent of the U.S. consumers who purchased Apple’s iPhone 3G from its release on July 11 through August switched mobile carriers in order to join AT&T, which holds exclusive U.S. sales rights for the red-hot device.

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IPhone 3G Boosts Apple's Smartphone Share (PC Magazine)

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PC Magazine – The launch of the iPhone 3G boosted Apple’s smartphone marketshare within the United States from 11 to 17 percent, according to an NPD report released Monday.

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D.Telekom seeks stolen data on 17 million mobile users (Reuters)

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Reuters – Thieves have hijacked sensitive data on millions of Deutsche Telekom mobile phone customers, the German company has acknowledged in its second major security scandal this year.

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