TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 16, 2006

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T-Mobile Eyes U.K. Broadband Market

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T-Mobile UK is considering a shift away from its mobile-only strategy, with particular focus on entering the British fixed broadband market. Quoting a T-Mobile spokesman, Robin O'Kelly, Dow Jones reports that the prospect of offering converged services is of interest to the company. "Fixed broadband is always a ...

The Sony Ericsson K790i: A Photo-Savvy World Phone

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It sounds like the perfect traveling companion for the weary globetrotter: a world phone that incorporates a high-quality camera. After all, in these hectic days, who wants to carry both a digital camera and a cell phone while traveling? The Sony Ericsson K790i combines both image capture and global calling capabilities into a neat ...

Palm Aims for Consumers, Maps Google

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As expected, Palm officially unveiled its Treo 680, which is part of its effort to extend the reach of its Treo smartphone into the consumer market. Palm also announced plans to deliver Google Maps technology into its Treo smartphones. The Treo 680, like the recently unveiled BlackBerry Pearl from Research In Motion, aims to take ...

U.S. Investors Grab A Chunk Of Idea Cellular

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Investment house Providence Equity Partners picked up a 16-percent stake in India's Idea Cellular Ltd., the fifth largest cellular carrier in that country, for $400 million. The Aditya Birla conglomerate, which owns 98.3 percent of Idea, had said back in April that it planned to sell off about one third of its equity in order ...

FCC Balks at AT&T/BellSouth Merger Vote

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On Friday the 13th, the day of the big vote at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp., three of the voting commissioners apparently got spooked. Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Michael Copps issued statements Friday asking that the vote be postponed, and for the ...

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