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November 13, 2013
Kyoto Provides Wi-Fi To Meeting Delegates As Part of Airport Transfers

"Whilst the rest of the global meetings and events industry debates the importance and quality of Wi-Fi in venues and hotels, attendees at events in Kyoto can bask in the knowledge that our suppliers are always looking to go one step further." James Widgren comments on the news that high speed Wi-Fi will be available in Yasaka Taxis for airport transfers to Kyoto. Yasaka Taxis, a member of Kyoto Convention Bureau and high end supplier to incentives, meetings and conferences taking place throu...
June 10, 2010
Next Frontier In The Travel Industry: Social Media

Social media is increasingly becoming an essential communication tool for the travel industry says Abacus International, Asia's leading provider of travel solutions and services. The recent Icelandic volcanic eruption demonstrated the power and reach of social media tools such as Twitter. During the six-day calamity, travellers who were stuck in airports tweeted about their predicament to their friends and family and turned to social media to find alternate ways to get home. "getmehome" and "...
June 02, 2010
Singapore Opens First Public Telepresence Facility

Tata Communications and Rendezvous Hospitality Group announced that they have jointly opened Singapore's first public Telepresence room. The opening furthers Tata Communications' plans to drive global adoption of high-definition video conferencing technology for business collaboration. It also supports RHG's mission to continually update business services offered to its guests. The Rendezvous Hotel Singapore's Telepresence public room is strategically located right next to the Singapore Manag...
February 23, 2010
Lonely Planet Joins New Southeast Asia Tourism Campaign

The latest Lonely Planet content is now featured on SoutheastAsia.org, the new tourism website for the region created by the ASEAN Tourism Association. SoutheastAsia.org is now the primary medium for ASEAN's new global marketing campaign, "Southeast Asia: feel the warmth." The new site aims to promote Southeast Asia as a single tourism destination. The meta-search site makes it easy to research and book multi-destination travel to and within Southeast Asia. The site uses meta-search technolo...
January 06, 2009
Motorola Unveils Two New Mobile Devices

Today Motorola, Inc. announced two new mobile devices that will make social responsibility and social connectivity even more accessible to people everywhere. MOTO W233 Renew is the world's first mobile phone made using plastics comprised of recycled water bottles, and MOTOSURF A3100 - a high-speed touch tablet with a fully customizable home screen - will debut this week at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Central Hall Booth #8545)....
November 01, 2007
Cell Phone Connectivity Now Virtually Standard Across Cruise Industry

Using the cabin telephone on a cruise vacation is now as passé as the midnight buffet. For that matter, $10 a minute satellite phone calls are also nearly extinct, thanks to the cruise industry's efforts to embrace the very latest satellite and wireless communications technologies. Personal cell phones, BlackBerries and other digital communications devices keep people connected with home and the office on many of today's cruise ships. The cruise lines have made this possible by teaming with ...
October 24, 2007
New SwiftBroadband By Vizada For Inflight Connectivity

Vizada, the largest provider of Inmarsat aeronautical services and the fastest growing provider of Swift services in the industry, October 24 announced that SwiftBroadband by Vizada is now commercially available. SwiftBroadband is Inmarsat's first fully IP-based, high-speed data service offering broadband in-flight connectivity including both cockpit communications and cabin applications. "This new service furthers Vizada's corporate mission to meet the high-speed connectivity needs of our a...
June 05, 2007
Nokia Powers Mobile Email Solution For PCCW Mobile In Hong Kong

Nokia has announced an agreement with PCCW mobile, a leading mobile carrier in Hong Kong, to provide the mobile email platform for the carrier's mobile business services for Hong Kong. The Nokia Intellisync solution will allow PCCW mobile to offer secure, easy-to-use mobile email to its business and consumer customers under its own brand. The Nokia mobileware offers PCCW mobile the opportunity to address the business market while greatly increasing the ease of use of mobile email. The service, ...
January 24, 2007
Mobile Communication Revolution In Rural India

Mobile communication is revolutionizing economic and social life in rural India, spawning a wave of local entrepreneurs and creating greater access to social services according to a new study by The Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS) commissioned by Nokia. The research identifies seven major service sectors including transport, finance and healthcare that could be radically transformed through mobile technologies. Mobile phone ownership in India is growing rapidly, six million new mobile ...
November 28, 2006
MOTOFONE Makes Its Global Debut

Motorola, Inc., a global leader in wireless communications, (November 28) announced the global debut of the highly anticipated MOTOFONE at an event held in New Delhi, India. MOTOFONE is set to redefine the mobile phone market place and strengthen Motorola's drive to connect the next billion mobile phone users. The Indian launch will be followed by a rapid international rollout. Based on Motorola's evolutionary new SCPL design platform, MOTOFONE is the first of a new breed of handsets designed...
April 25, 2006
New Nokia Nseries Devices

Nokia has unveiled a new range of Nokia Nseries multimedia computers and experiences, reinforcing Nokia's leadership in making the Internet mobile. Nokia Nseries has become synonymous with high-performance multimedia experiences and these new devices further establish Nokia Nseries as the leader in mobile multimedia. All Nokia Nseries devices include high-quality video and photo capture capabilities, superb audio performance, high speed Internet browsing and more. "Nokia Nseries brings mobil...
April 25, 2006
The Nokia N73

Nokia has unveiled the latest addition to the Nokia Nseries family, the Nokia N73, a stunning multimedia computer in a compact and savvy exterior with exquisite photography features and integrated stereo speakers with 3D sound for optimized audio pleasure. In addition to a large 2.4 inch display, the Nokia N73 includes a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and support for Internet communities like Flickr - a package ready to challenge any digital camera. "The ideal compani...
April 25, 2006
The Nokia N93

Nokia has introduced the Nokia N93, the ultimate mobile device for spontaneous video recording. Offering uncompromised digital camcorder, telephony and rich Internet communication functionalities, the Nokia N93 features a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, DVD-like video capture and 3x optical zoom. You can connect the Nokia N93 directly to your TV for a widescreen movie experience or upload your images and video to online albums or blogs. Moreover, you can create high-quality home mov...
January 05, 2006
Nokia Adds Bluetooth Technology To Two Of Its Most Popular Phones

Building upon the popularity of the Nokia 6101 and Nokia 6102 phones, Nokia has announced that the Nokia 6102i and Nokia 6103 phones, both of which add the convenience of Bluetooth technology to the already strong feature sets found on these compact mid-range fold-style phones. The Nokia 6102i phone carries on the same striking design found on the Nokia 6102 phone, while the new Nokia 6103 phone features an updated modern look but retains the compact size and exceptional ease-of-use that made th...
November 29, 2005
The New Nokia 9300i Smartphone

Nokia has expanded its business device portfolio with an addition to its high-end smartphone range, the Nokia 9300i. Incorporating WLAN connectivity with a full keyboard, 65,536-color screen, support for a broad range of enterprise email solutions and an attachment viewer, the Nokia 9300i is the perfect combination of design and function and is ideally suited to meet the tough demands of mobile professionals. With the addition of WLAN connectivity, the Nokia 9300i enhances productivity by pr...
October 18, 2005
Motorola Introduces Next Generation Of 3G Handsets

Motorola, Inc., a global leader in wireless communications, has unveiled its next generation of 3G/UMTS mobile handsets, which are launching first with operators in Europe and Asia. The Motorola RAZR V3x, the E770v and the E1070 underscore Motorola's commitment to 3G/UMTS by providing the very latest technology coupled with industry-leading design innovation. The introduction of the RAZR V3x unites the power of 3G/UMTS technology with the world acclaimed RAZR clamshell design. The ultra-slim ...
September 07, 2005
Motorola And Apple Launch The World's First Mobile Phone With iTunes

Motorola, Inc. and Apple have announced the availability of the world's first mobile phone with iTunes, enabling music lovers to transfer up to 100 of their favorite songs from the iTunes jukebox on their Mac or PC to their mobile phone*. The Motorola ROKR features easy-to-use menus, simple navigation and playback, and the ability to simply switch from listening to music to talking on the phone and back again with the push of a dedicated music key. The new Motorola ROKR (pronounced "Rocker") ...
September 07, 2005
Nokia - 'State Of Workforce Mobility' Study

Nokia has announced the results of an extensive study into the state of workforce mobility, revealing that a disparity exists between decision makers and employees regarding the perceived and actual use of mobile technology. The study provides a number of valuable data points regarding the adoption of mobile technology in the workplace that companies can use to easily compare their own business and mobile technology deployments to those of companies found in the whitepaper. The insights gained t...
August 25, 2005
Samsung Unveils Its New Satellite DMB Phone

Samsung Electronics, a leading provider of mobile phones, announced the launch of its fourth satellite DMB phone (model: SCH-B250) following the release of the B100, B130 and B200. Samsung's new B250 boasts more compact design and improved features while maintaining the basic product concept of previous DMB phones, which supports horizontal viewing. The B250 is also the smallest Samsung DMB handset ever. The B250 is a folder type with pivotal LCD screen which rotates 90 degrees into landscap...
June 13, 2005
Nokia Delivers Three Diverse Handset Designs

Boasting a combination of fresh new styling and Nokia quality and ease of use, Nokia unveiled three new CDMA handsets during the annual Nokia Connection event in Singapore. The high-tier Nokia 6265 camera phone delivers a 2 megapixel imaging sensor in a modern sliding design. For the entry-level market, the folding Nokia 2255 phone and Nokia 2125 offer 64K color displays and convenient integrated speakerphones at an attractive price point. The Nokia 2125 is expected to be available during the th...
June 01, 2005
inter-touch Mobile Broadband Services For Business Travellers

inter-touch, a provider of Broadband Internet Access for business travellers across Asia Pacific, China, the Middle East and Europe, has been awarded 20MHz of Wireless Broadband Access (WBA) spectrum by Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA). The acquisition of this Spectrum elevates inter-touch as the only operator servicing the hospitality Broadband market worldwide who can deploy the next generation of wireless broadband applications to the hospitality market. "Acquiring this spe...
May 16, 2005
Nokia 6680 Smartphone: 'Best In Class' 3G Device

The Nokia 6680 imaging smartphone is the new 'Best in Class' 3G device according to a report by Strategy Analytics. Four leading 3G devices currently available on the Western European market were rated by Strategy Analytics' Advanced Wireless Laboratory (AWL) panels in London, UK and Milan, Italy. Each device was assessed on the basis of four categories: Video Features, User Interface & Input, Display, and Style/Design. The Nokia 6680 smartphone achieved the highest individual rating in two...
April 27, 2005
Nokia Launches Nokia Nseries Branded Multimedia Device Range

Nokia has announced the Nokia Nseries branded range of next generation multimedia devices. Packed with the latest technologies such as 3G, Carl Zeiss Optics, megapixel cameras, multi-gigabyte memory, VHS resolution video and WLAN, the Nokia Nseries offers new fusions of digital media and mobility to the hands of mobile users. Consumers can now use a single device to do everything from snapping print-quality images, reading email, listening to music, browsing their favorite websites, watching mob...
March 28, 2005
Samsung Introduces Phone With File Viewing Capabilities

Seoul, South Korea: Samsung Electronics introduces its first "file viewer" phones (models SPH-V6500 and SCH-V650) that allow users to view documents and images over the mobile phone. The phones are expected to enhance the productivity of businesspeople who are constantly on the go, but need to view business-critical information, such as PDF files, at any time and any place. Data can be easily downloaded onto the phones in its original file format through a PC connection, similar to an extern...
February 23, 2005
Nokia Marks 20 Years In China - The World's Largest Phone Market

At a press conference in Beijing today, Nokia marks 20 years in China and reaffirms its strong, long-term commitment to the world's largest mobile phone market. Since the outset, Nokia has grown its presence in China from an original staff of five in 1985 to more than 4,700 employees, working predominantly in global manufacturing and R&D. As demonstration of Nokia's localization strategy in China, the company has also worked to maximize growth and global competitiveness for all parties in t...
September 28, 2004
Langham Place Hotel's New Approach To International Communication

The new Langham Place Hotel Hong Kong has announced a new approach to make hotel telephones cheaper and more user-friendly. The hotel is providing an in-room mobile WIFI phone which enables guests to go anywhere in the property, including the elevators and make or receive international calls at rates up to 50% cheaper than any other hotel in Hong Kong. Langham Place Hotel has been heralded as the most technologically advanced hotel in the world being the first all wireless, all-colour IP (In...
July 11, 2004
Samsung Readies A 3.2megapixel Digital Camera Phone For Launch

Samsung unveiled its first 3.2megapixel digital camera phone (SPH- S2300) with 3 times optical linear zoom earlier this month. The SPH-S2300 is the world's first camera phone with optical linear 3X zoom. Linear Zoom, an upgrade from the stage-type of non-linear zoom, allows users to zoom into subjects at a more precise magnification. Most digital cameras on the market have adopted this format to improve picture quality. By adopting a 3X linear zoom, as well as operations expected of a high qua...
June 23, 2004
Vodafone NZ BlackBerry Wireless Solution For Mobile Professionals

Vodafone and Research In Motion (RIM) last month announced plans to introduce the BlackBerry wireless solution to Vodafone's customers in New Zealand. "Up until now email has been largely deskbound. Mobile email really has been the 'missing link' for truly mobilizing businesses in New Zealand. BlackBerry will allow people to turn wasted time into productive time because they're always connected, even when they're on the move," said Phil Patel, General Manager of Business Marketing at Vodafone. "...
June 15, 2004
Ericsson's President & CEO At CommunicAsia

At a media briefing June 15 at CommunicAsia in Singapore, Carl-Henric Svanberg, President and CEO of Ericsson, spoke about Asia's important role in the development of communications trends, services and applications for the benefit of consumers worldwide. "We regard Asia Pacific as the world's greenhouse for mobile communications," said Carl-Henric Svanberg at CommunicAsia. "Asia is a very exciting region with one of the world's lowest mobile penetrations as well as the world's most advanced...
June 01, 2004
The Nokia 7610 Camera Phone Shipping In Europe, Africa & Asia-Pacific

Nokia has announced that the Nokia 7610, its most advanced imaging device, has started shipping in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Nokia is the first company to introduce camera phones that have the essential ingredients for a complete imaging experience, including the ability to capture, as well as print, edit, store and send images and videos. These elements, combined with the slim and stylish design and a wide range of smartphone features, make the Nokia 7610 the most comprehensive camera ph...
April 28, 2004
Nokia Mid-Range Mobile Phone For Asia Pacific Mobile Professionals

Nokia has introduced a CDMA2000 1X phone with a contemporary outlook and feature set for mobile professionals, broadening its range of CDMA products for consumers in Asia Pacific markets. Exuding a sense of modernity and confidence, the competitively priced Nokia 3125 phone offers a rich combination of advanced functionality with fun and entertainment features, enabling professionals to stay connected at work and socially. Unveiled at the regional "CDMA : Partnership For Growth" technology s...
April 28, 2004
Nokia 2112 Phone Offers Reliability And Ease-Of-Use

Nokia has expanded its CDMA product portfolio with the introduction of the Nokia 2112 phone, a new CDMA2000 1X entry level phone with an attractive design and feature set that provides reliability and ease-of-use. The compact Nokia 2112 phone offers a competitive feature set with affordable price for the entry level segment, catering to the mobile communications needs of consumers in growth markets in Asia Pacific. Making its debut at the regional "CDMA : Partnership For Growth" technology summ...
April 19, 2004
The Nokia 6610i Phone

Nokia has introduced the new Nokia 6610i mobile phone, featuring an integrated camera, complete MMS functionality and an FM radio. The Nokia 6610i triband mobile phone (GSM 900/1800/1900) offers a classic design, color screen and a solid set of features including Java technology, an XHTML browser and SyncML. Comfortably styled in a familiar design, the Nokia 6610i is estimated to begin shipping in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia in the second quarter of 2004. The unsubsidized, untaxed retai...
January 12, 2004
Samsung Introduces ''3-dimensional Movement Recognition'' Phone

Samsung Electronics unveiled the world's first "3D movement recognition" mobile phone (model: SCH-S310). 'Accelerometer' is built in to accurately calculate and ascertain movement in three dimensional space and then carry out commands according to those calculations. Sophisticated sensing technology calculates the direction in which the mobile phone is moving as well as its speed of movement. The capability extends beyond the identification of the general locus to include precise recognition of ...
January 05, 2004
inter-touch Appoints John Houston As Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of inter-touch (BVI) Limited, a leading provider of high speed internet access for business travellers in Asia Pacific and Europe, has announced the appointment of John Houston as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. John has vast industry experience having spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry; starting and building businesses in various sectors including; Internet, Paging and GSM mobile services. He has held operational responsibility for businesses wi...
December 02, 2003
CECT Anticipates Significant Sales Increase With Launch Of New Products

Qiao Xing Universal Telephone, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, CEC Telecom ("CECT"), has been launching more new products to capture a larger market share of the domestic, as well as international, mobile phone market. CECT anticipates significantly higher sales revenue as a result of the successful penetration of the new products into those markets. Mr. Wu Zhiyang, Chairman of CECT, said, "The T520 model that we recently put out to the local market is an instant hit. At a retail pric...
November 25, 2003
CECT Secures Sales Contract for Its Latest Model Mobile Phone

Qiao Xing Universal Telephone, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, CEC Telecom ("CECT"), has signed sales contracts with its major distributors to sell 200,000 sets of the T520 model mobile phones. The T520, nick named the "Beetle," is the newest model in its product line that CECT launched to the market recently, and the company expects this new product to generate a much higher gross profit margin when compared to the other models produced. Equipped with a double color monitor, 40 chor...
November 18, 2003
Motorola Unveils Six New Handsets

Motorola Inc., a global leader in wireless communications, has introduced a series of new handsets, the Motorola C550, C450, C250, C200, V150 and C343, which leverage the company's rich design and technology innovation heritage to deliver a more compelling wireless experience for budget-conscious consumers. With vivid color screens, advanced messaging, integrated and downloadable games and personalization options, each new model offers a unique combination of 'must-have' features to provide cons...
September 25, 2003
Nokia 7600 Develops A New Design Using Latest Technologies

Launched in conjunction with the 100% Design exhibition in London, Nokia has announced the radically shaped Nokia 7600 phone combining 3G capability with the latest mobile imaging features in a futuristic exterior. Taking Nokia design to a new level, the device incorporates a 65,000 color screen as the heart and soul of its front face. The Nokia 7600 enables people to capture pictures and videos, send and receive multimedia messages* and mobile email and listen to music. With this phone, people...
August 29, 2003
Nokia Introduces The Nokia 2280, Its First CDMA Phone In China

In a groundbreaking move, Nokia has introduced the Nokia 2280, its first CDMA phone in China. The phone was launched at the signing ceremony of an agreement between Nokia, China Unicom and China Putian, the exclusive distributor of the Nokia 2280 in China. The new phone is expected to be available in early September, marking the beginning of cooperation between Nokia and China Unicom in providing the Nokia CDMA experience to Chinese consumers. Chinese mobile users will now be able to enjoy appe...
August 28, 2003
3 And Motorola Unveil World's Most Advanced Video Mobile (3G) Handset

Motorola and 3 have announced the arrival of their most advanced 3G handset to date -- the Motorola A920. The handset has a full-colour widescreen display designed to showcase 3's person-to-person video calling capabilities, as well as its exclusive video content. The revolutionary Motorola A920 sets a new standard for the mobile industry and brings enhanced functionality to customers of 3's video mobile network. A mobile phone, video and still camera, a PDA, an MP3 player and gaming capability ...
August 27, 2003
Nokia Launches Mobile Entry Solutions For The Next Billion Mobile Users

At simultaneous press events in Moscow and New Delhi, Nokia presented new solutions to help accelerate the growth of the global market for wireless communications. Nokia will introduce new attractive mobile phones, business models and network solutions to make mobile calls more affordable, allowing new consumer groups to enjoy the benefits of mobility. Accessing this largely untapped market will make it possible for the worldwide mobile subscription base to reach two billion in 2008. Currently, ...
August 27, 2003
Nokia 1100 Phone For New Growth Markets

Appealing to the needs of consumers in new growth mobile markets, Nokia has introduced the Nokia 1100 phone, a robust mobile phone that provides reliability and simplicity to first time users. The Nokia 1100 phone offers voice and messaging functionality and an affordable price for fast growing markets like Russia, India and China, as well as other new growth markets in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. The Nokia 1100 phone, launched at simultaneously held events in Moscow, Russia...
June 30, 2003
CECT Launches The First Business Smartphone In China

Qiao Xing Universal Telephone Inc., the second largest telephone manufacturer in China, has announced that its subsidiary CEC Telecom Ltd. (CECT) has launched China's first generation of high-end Smartphone that includes the Microsoft Smartphone 2002 operating system and embedded high-speed Intel 200MX-Scale CPU. The high-end Smartphone is a result of the joint efforts of CECT and the Taiwan-based MiTAC International Corp. With advanced technology, it can execute data exchanges between teleco...
June 16, 2003
Nokia 3100 Mobile Phone

Mobile personalization grabbed the spotlight simultaneously at the annual Nokia Press Update in Helsinki, Finland and the "Image is Power" event in Singapore, with the introduction of the Nokia 3100 phone, a device aimed at style-conscious mobile consumers. Encouraging individuality and self-expression, the Nokia 3100 offers a large color screen, MMS* functionality and game features, with expressive colored covers crafted of unique translucent materials and graphics. Weighing a mere 85 grams, t...
June 13, 2003
Nokia 6650 Phone In Europe, Asia & Japan Capable Of Seamless Handovers

Following the successful completion of the piloting and test program, Nokia has started shipments of the Nokia 6650 mobile phone to selected mobile operators and retailers in Europe and Asia, including Japan. Operators will now be able to provide their customers with the Nokia 6650 as a standard GSM phone, a WCDMA phone or a dual-mode GSM/WCDMA phone, depending on their network architecture. The Nokia 6650 is the first mobile phone in the market capable of seamless hand-overs between GSM and WCD...
April 14, 2003
Wire One Appoints VisionNex Sales Agent For Glowpoint In China

Wire One Technologies, Inc., a provider of video communications solutions, has announced that VisionNex, a management software and solution provider for large-scale IP videoconferencing systems, has been appointed the exclusive sales agent for Glowpoint in China and Hong Kong. The agreement calls for the two companies to develop and launch a local video communications service offering based on Glowpoint, then jointly market the service to an initial target group of approximately 30 existing Glow...
February 26, 2003
The Nokia 3650 Imaging Phone Is Now Shipping Globally

Nokia has begun shipments of the award-winning Nokia 3650 in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The Chinese version of the Nokia 3650 has been available in China and Hong Kong since January 2003. Launched at the Nokia Totally Board event in September 2002 in France, the tri-band (GSM 900/1800/1900) Nokia 3650 is optimized for an easy and enjoyable imaging experience. The device was recently selected as an Innovations 2003 winner at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Veg...
February 14, 2003
Motorola Simplifies Messaging In Eight Additional Languages

Motorola has announced enhancements to its iTAP predictive text input technology, making it faster and easier for people to compose and send text messages in a wider variety of languages on mobile phones, handheld computers, automotive systems and television set-top terminals. The iTAP technology, developed by the Lexicus Division of Motorola, is a software solution that significantly increases the ease, speed and accuracy of text input on electronic devices. This solution uses enhanced predict...
February 13, 2003
Motorola Introduces World's First Java + Linux Handset

Motorola, Inc. has announced the Motorola A760, the world's first handset combining a Linux Operating System (OS) and Java Technology, with full multimedia PDA functionality. The Motorola A760 is designed to offer a rich end-user mobile experience based on the open source OS. Motorola's leadership in Java technology coupled with the Linux OS, arms mobile developers with an increased freedom to create new Java applications, from games to productivity tools, for smart devices like the A760. Th...
January 09, 2003
Motorola Wireless Innovations In Shanghai

In an event steeped in symbolism celebrating 75 years of Motorola's technological innovation, 20 years since the company introduced the world's first commercial mobile phone, and its ongoing market-share leadership in China - the world's largest mobile handset market - Motorola unveiled its first 2003 additions to the Motorola Personal Communications Sector's mobile experience portfolio of handsets, applications and accessories. "Our new handsets build on the tremendous successes of our 2002 int...
September 26, 2002
Nokia Introduces The World's First Handset For WCDMA And GSM Networks

Nokia has announced the world's first 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) compliant mobile phone operating both in the GSM 900/1800 frequencies and on the WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) protocol. One of the benefits of the WCDMA radio interface in the Nokia 6650 phone is it allows running more than one data session simultaneously. This makes it possible, for example, to capture and share what the user sees whilst talking on the phone. The dual-mode functionality makes the...
September 10, 2002
Nokia Announces A New Imaging Phone For The Global Marketplace

Nokia has unveiled a new product, the Nokia 3650 to its imaging phone category at the Nokia Totally Board event in Marseille, France and at an Asia Pacific launch event held in Singapore. With an integrated high- resolution camera, camcorder, video player and multimedia messaging* (MMS) functionality, the Nokia 3650 introduces richer visual communication worldwide. The Nokia 3650 is a tri-band mobile phone operating on 5 continents wherever GSM 900/1800/1900 networks are available. Shipments ar...
March 20, 2002
Wire One's Glowpoint Network Expands To Asia

Wire One Technologies, Inc., a provider of video communications solutions, has added a new Glowpoint point of presence (POP) in Tokyo, Japan, to further expand its international IP (Internet Protocol) videoconferencing reach. The company now has 13 POPs located throughout the United States and overseas. The new POP will bring Glowpoint videoconferencing service to Japan and host multiple gateways, providing Glowpoint customers with low-cost, seamless access to ISDN-based systems in Japan and oth...
March 14, 2002
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March 13, 2002
The Nokia 6310i Operates On Five Continents

Nokia has introduced a new product in its classic phone category. The Nokia 6310i is a tri-band mobile phone operating on 5 continents wherever GSM 900/1800/1900 networks are available, providing mobile Internet access via WAP over GPRS, fast data connections over HSCSD, and enhanced connectivity with integrated Bluetooth technology. The Nokia 6310i also enables downloading of personal Java(TM) applications. The shipments are expected to begin globally in the second quarter, 2002. "Mobile phones...
March 13, 2002
The Nokia 9210i Communicator

Nokia welcomes a new member to its Communicator Series, the Nokia 9210i Communicator. Packed with a full set of new applications and enlarged internal memory capacity, the new Communicator takes a visible step forward from its predecessor. It is the first Nokia device to feature a web browser supporting JavaScripts (TM), a Flash Player for the playback of Macromedia flash animations, and a RealOne Player enabling real-time video and audio streaming in HSCSD networks. For the first time corporate...
March 13, 2002
The Nokia 3510 Brings GPRS And Polyphonic Sounds

Nokia has introduced the Nokia 3510, its first expression category phone with GPRS, polyphonic (MIDI) sounds and Value Added Services (VAS) over Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) capability. VAS over MMS brings new dimensions to personal communications with the possibility to receive rich value added services like screen savers and polyphonic ring tones. Shipments are expected to begin in the second quarter, 2002 in Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. "We believe that the Nokia 3510 will have wide...
October 15, 2001
From Stone Age To Phone Age - Mobile Technology Behavioral Study

From Beijing to Birmingham, Chicago to Shanghai, mobile technology has made a radical difference in the way society works and plays, according to a major new behavioral study, On the Mobile, commissioned by industry leader, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT). From men showing off their cell phones in public as symbols of status or even virility, to teenagers competing with each other for the coolest new technology, there is no denying that cell phones have permanently changed the way people interact. ...
October 02, 2001
Motorola Wins China Mobile's GPRS Expansion Deal

Motorola, the world-leading provider of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) end-to-end solutions, has announced the signing of a contract with China Mobile Communications Corporation (China Mobile) to expand China Mobile's GPRS network. Motorola was chosen as one of the suppliers to China Mobile's GPRS network last year. The financial details of the contract were not disclosed. The contract calls for the implementation of the Motorola Global Telecom Solution Sector's (GTSS)/Cisco Systems, Inc...
April 24, 2001
Ericsson And Sony To Create World Leader In Mobile Phones

Ericsson and Sony Corporation (April 24) jointly announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intention to create a new company that will incorporate their respective mobile phone businesses worldwide. The new company, to be named Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, will be equally owned by Ericsson and Sony and will draw upon Ericsson's leading expertise in telecommunications and Sony's leading expertise in consumer electronics products. Expected to begin ope...
April 06, 2001
Motorola's Accompli 008 - The Convergence Of Phone And PDA Arrives

There are a few of us who need both a mobile phone and a PDA in order to stay on top of complex schedules and multiple tasks. And we have to juggle both devices at once. We clip them to belts, toss them into computer bags, cram them into overstuffed briefcases. A satisfying marriage of the phone and the PDA, though obviously a good idea, has proved elusive to designers - until now. Meet Motorola's Accompli 008. This all-in-one phone embraces three of the most important technical/cultural tren...

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