The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 15, 2006
T-Mobile Registers 1 mil. T-Mobile@home Customers
Germany's leading mobile operator, T-Mobile (part of Deutsche
Telekom), had registered nearly 1 million subscribers for its
T-Mobile@home service by end- April 2006, up from 200,000 at the
end of February. The fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) offering was
launched four months ago. Significance: The service allows
customers to use their...
Nokia To Announce Upgraded 770 Internet Tablet with Google Talk Feature
HELSINKI, Finland -- The world's largest mobile phone maker,
Nokia Corp., said Monday it will launch a new version of the
Nokia 770 Internet Tablet to feature Google Talk that will enable
users to speak to each other over the Internet and send instant
messages. The launch will be announced by Nokia and Google
Inc. in the Swedish...
Chip Design Promises Longer Battery Life
Dead batteries are the bane of all mobile device users. But
relief may be on the way, thanks to a wireless chip design that
uses only a tenth as much energy as existing designs. The
possible solution lies in a technology known as an "injection
locked frequency divider" (ILFD). Wireless chip manufacturers
have long known about...
Clearwire Preps for IPO
Craig McCaw is ready to take its WiMAX technology company public.
Clearwire filed details with the Securities and Exchange
Commission about a planned initial public offering to raise $400
million. Clearwire first launched its pre-WiMAX service offering
in 2004 to a limited audience. Since then, the company has ramped
up its rollout...
New Treo out of the Box
Introducing the first new mobile device in two years based on its
native operating system, Palm Inc. today unveiled the
long-awaited Treo 700p, a voice/mobile email device that runs on
high-speed EV-DO networks. Delayed more than once, and the object
of feverish speculation in online forums, the new release is the
first Palm OS-based...
Cellular Prices Tumble As O2 and Telefonica Cater To 'High Roamers'
European cellular customers who use their mobile phones outside
of their home countries are set to benefit from lower charges as
wireless operators across Europe announce plans to reduce roaming
charges. In what is being touted as an industry first and the
most significant of several roaming initiatives, O2 and
Telefonica Moviles have...
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