Archive for April 24th, 2009

Latin American banks look to mobiles to battle crisis (AFP)

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AFP – Latin American banks are to brainstorm ways to boost access to their products through the use of cellphones and computers in a series of conferences over the next few weeks.

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Samsung Profit Plummets 72 Percent, Margin Up on Price Rise

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Samsung Electronics, the world’s second-largest mobile phone maker, reported a 72 percent drop in first quarter profit as the global economic crisis continued to curb consumer demand, though its handset margins have beaten those of market leader Nokia.

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Samsung profit beats forecast, cautious on recovery (Reuters)

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Reuters – Samsung Electronics held off calling a recovery in its memory chip and flat panel businesses, though its mobile phone margins have overtaken those of market leader Nokia.

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Samsung Electronics Q1 Earnings Plunge but Beat Expectations (PC World)

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PC World – Samsung Electronics reported better first quarter earnings than analysts expected on Friday, led by its mobile phone division, but remained cautious about business going forward due to the global recession.

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Nepal firm to expand mobile coverage to Everest (Reuters)

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Reuters – A Nepali telecom firm plans to expand its mobile phone services to the top of Mount Everest, benefitting climbers on the world’s highest mountain, a company official said on Thursday.

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Get SMS-ing, U.S. tech execs urge Web-starved Iraq (Reuters)

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Reuters – Rather than wait for decent broadband and Internet access to arrive in their war-battered nation, Iraqis can use an abundance of cellphones to exploit the Web, a group of U.S. technology executives urged on Wednesday.

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EU travelers to get cheaper mobile messages, calls (AFP)

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AFP – European travellers will pay less to send text messages and surf the Internet with their mobile phones under a package approved by lawmakers at the European Parliament on Wednesday.

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EU Slashes Cost of Text Messaging, Surfing While Abroad (PC World)

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PC World – The cost of sending text messages on your mobile phone while abroad in the European Union is about to fall sharply in July, when a new law approved Wednesday comes into effect.Similarly, the price of Internet downloads onto your mobile while you are travelling in the E.U. will drop, and calls made […]

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EU assembly adopts new price curbs on phone calls (Reuters)

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Reuters – Using a mobile phone to send text messages or surf the Web by laptop will be up to 60 percent cheaper for travelers in the European Union under price curbs adopted by the European Parliament on Wednesday.

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Computer giant Acer launches mobile phones in Asia (AFP)

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AFP – Taiwan-based computer giant Acer on Wednesday launched a series of advanced mobile phones for the Asia-Pacific region, ramping up its expansion into the wireless communication market.

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