TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Monday, May 15, 2006

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T-Mobile Registers 1 mil. T-Mobile@home Customers 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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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