The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For March 26, 2007
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Belgacom Launches VoIP Services in Belgium
Belgium's incumbent telco, Belgacom, has launched a new VoIP
service in response to rising demand for VoIP services from
customers. The service, named I-Talk, has been launched softly,
which enables Belgacom to provide it to those of its customers
who demand it but means that the company does not have to
publicise the product. Dow ...
Ringtones Worth Watching
You may not be interested in video ringtones, but many -- mostly
younger -- cell phone users certainly are. Vringo, which has
developed a video ringtone sharing community, believes there's a
promising market for distributing video ringtones. The
Israel-based startup claims its Web site, which is currently
undergoing beta testing, ...
Nokia Signs Deal to Open Cell Phone Production Facility in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania -- Nokia signed a deal Monday with the
Romanian government to open a cell phone production facility in
Transylvania, the company said. Nokia plans to invest E60
million (US$80 million) in the plant near Cluj, a major city in
Transylvania. The plant will be the company's 11th cell phone
production facility ...
RIM's Crimson Tide
Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) will continue its cross-pollination
of enterprise and consumer devices with a new model codenamed
"Crimson," which will likely be launched by AT&T Inc. (formerly
Cingular) in April or May, according to sources. The Crimson is
similar to RIM's recently launched 8800 device. It ...
Palm Sells Record Number of Treos
Even though Palm sold 738,000 Treo smartphones in the third
quarter for its 2007 fiscal year, a 30% increase over the
year-ago quarter, net income was down 60.5% Palm announced its
third quarter results yesterday with mixed news. The 738,000
sales number was a record for the company, but net income fell
from $29.9 million to $11.8 ...
As Injunction Is Issued, Vonage Enters Survival Mode
U.S. District Court Judge Claude Hilton, in a move that could
shut down VoIP industry powerhouse Vonage, Friday issued an
injunction against the service provider's use of a trio of
Verizon patents for which a jury found it guilty of violating.
Trading in Vonage shares briefly was halted after the decision,
and then trading ...
Bright Outlook for MEMS in Consumer Electronics According to In-Stat
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Nearly all major categories of MEMS have
seen, or may soon see, applications in consumer products, reports
In-Stat. As a result, the worldwide MEMS market in consumer
electronics will grow from US$727 million in 2006 to over US$1
billion by 2009, the high-tech market research firm says. MEMS
will expand to a ...
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