Archive for December 2nd, 2008

Cell Phones Distract Drivers More than Passengers Do (PC World)

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PC World – Cell phones distract car drivers more than talkative passengers, and hands-free devices don’t make for safer driving, according to a recent Reuters report on a new study published by the Journal of Experimential Psychology: Applied. Even worse, drivers who use mobile phones are as impaired as those who are legally drunk.

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Nokia eyes wider use of Linux software in phones (Reuters)

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Reuters – The world’s biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia, could start to use open-source Linux software on its more expensive phone models, a senior company official said on Tuesday.

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Nokia takes on rivals with N97 touch-screen phone (Reuters)

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Reuters – Nokia launched a flagship phone to update its aging high-end offering, but analysts said the device would not be enough on its own to help the world’s top mobile phone maker recover lost market share.

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Nokia unveils N97 touch screen phone (Reuters)

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Reuters – Nokia Oyj, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, unveiled its flagship N97 model smartphone on Tuesday, which drew a lukewarm response from analysts.

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Europe to Cap Prices for Roaming Text Messages and Data (PC World)

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PC World – European telecommunications ministers gave their backing on Thursday to a plan to cap retail prices for sending SMS (Short Message Service) text messages and browsing the Internet using mobile phones while abroad.

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Nokia to Pull out of Japanese Handset Market (PC World)

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PC World – The world’s largest cell phone maker is pulling out of one of the world’s biggest cellular markets. Nokia said on Thursday that it will stop developing handsets for NTT DoCoMo and Softbank Mobile, effectively ending a push that began five years ago when Nokia re-entered the Japanese market with the launch of […]

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Nokia seen outlining smartphone, services push (Reuters)

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Reuters – World mobile phone leader Nokia is expected to bolster its offering of high-end phones at a media and industry event in Barcelona on Tuesday, where it is also due to outline a push into Internet services.

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UK Bans Apple 3G IPhone Advertisement (PC World)

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PC World – The U.K.’s advertising regulator banned a video advertisement for Apple’s 3G iPhone, saying Wednesday that the ad exaggerates the phone’s speed and is misleading.

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Mobile phones distract drivers more than passengers (Reuters)

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Reuters – Mobile phone calls distract drivers far more than even the chattiest passenger, causing drivers to follow too closely and miss exits, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

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HTC's Real IPhone Rival Stands Up: the Touch HD (PC World)

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PC World – High Tech Computer (HTC), the world’s largest maker of smartphones that use Microsoft’s Windows Mobile software, launched the Touch HD handset in Taipei on Wednesday, a 3.8-inch touchscreen mobile phone that more closely matches up to the iPhone 3G.

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