Archive for October 29th, 2008

Electronic Arts makes games for Android mobile phone (AFP)

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AFP – Videogame titan Electronic Arts on Wednesday unveiled titles tailored for play on freshly-launched “Google phones” running on Android open-source software.

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Banks, telcos to decide on cellphone-wallets (Reuters)

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Reuters – The potentially lucrative business of cellphone wallets is waiting for banks and telecom operators to agree on each one’s role and possible revenue flow in the future.

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Motorola to use Android for showcase phones: WSJ (AFP)

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AFP – Motorola Inc. plans to use Android, Google’s open-source software platform, as the operating system for its showcase mobile phones, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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Trends & Innovations – Friday (Investor's Business Daily)

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Investor’s Business Daily – A new service called My Mobile Witness lets users turn their camera phones into personal protection tools. The service is designed to help users when they are in a situation that has them on edge, such as letting strangers into their homes. Users take a photo of that person with their […]

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Sprint's HTC Touch Pro Goes On Sale Next Week (PC Magazine)

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PC Magazine – Sprint announced the HTC Touch Pro, the most advanced Windows Mobile phone available from any U.S. carrier, is going on sale next week.

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Samsung Elec Q3 net down 44 percent on weak chips (Reuters)

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Reuters – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Friday posted a 44 percent drop in third-quarter profit as persistent weakness in its memory business offset a solid performance in flat screens and mobile phones.

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Strong iPhone 3G Sales Both Boost and Hurt AT&T (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – Telecommunications giant AT&T reported its earnings rose 5.5 percent during the third quarter, but profits fell short of analyst predictions. Ironically, the chief cause of both the rise in revenues and the disappointing profits was the same: The company’s strong sales of Apple’s iPhone 3G.

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AT&T reports boost from iPhone, but at a cost (Reuters)

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Reuters – Apple Inc’s iPhone is giving its sole U.S. carrier AT&T Inc a big boost in subscribers and buffering the impact of slower landline sales, but the success is coming at a cost that many AT&T investors do not like.

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Nokia hopes free technology will boost smartphones (Reuters)

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Reuters – Nokia hopes giving away the Symbian technology used in its high-end mobile phones will encourage Internet developers to build innovative applications on the platform, helping it win back market share.

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Quebecor to spend up to C$1 bln on wireless network (Reuters)

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Reuters – Canadian media and publishing group Quebecor Inc confirmed on Wednesday it will spend as much as C$1 billion ($800 million) over four years to roll out a wireless network to compete against the country’s Big Three mobile phone companies.

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