AFP – South Korean authorities on Wednesday halved the daily limit on text messages sent out by mobile phones as part of a campaign against spam, officials said.
Archive for November 25th, 2009
Investor’s Business Daily – U.S. telecom firms have hit a ceiling as most Americans have a cell phone and Internet access. These firms can only dream of untapped potential in China, the world’s largest mobile market.
PC World – Verizon has challenged Sprint’s marketing claim that its “America’s most dependable 3G network.” The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has asked Sprint to drop the slogan in response to the Verizon complaint, expanding the ongoing marketing battle between the leading mobile service providers.
NewsFactor – Google has expanded the availability of its free Google Maps Navigation service, which previously ran only on handsets equipped with the company’s Android 2.0 operating system. Now handsets running Android 1.6 and higher — such as the T-Mobile myTouch 3G and the G1 — have access to the beta software, according to navigation [...]
NewsFactor – Nokia announced two new slider 3G phones Tuesday — the 6700 Slide and the 7230. The Finland-based company described the new models as “made for the design-conscious consumer and optimized for socializing and sharing.” The devices are among a series of steps Nokia is taking to recover from a downturn.
AP – A national advertising watchdog is asking Sprint Nextel Corp. to drop its ads calling itself “America’s most dependable 3G network.”
AP – European Union antitrust regulators on Tuesday dropped a monopoly abuse probe into wireless chip maker Qualcomm Inc. after mobile phone companies withdrew complaints about high royalty fees.
AP – Nokia Corp. said Tuesday it is axing 220 jobs at research and development units in Japan as the world’s largest mobile phone maker continues to cut costs.
AFP – The European parliament approved Tuesday a major overhaul of EU telecoms law aimed at boosting the rights of European mobile phone and Internet users and protection against access restrictions.
AFP – EU competition regulators ended antitrust action against Qualcomm on Tuesday after rivals withdrew complaints that the US microchip company had abused its dominant power in 3G markets.