Sales in the Mobile Handsets Market Increased to Over 800 Million Units

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DUBLIN, Ireland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 15, 2006–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com) has announced the addition of Worldwide Wireless & Mobile Market Forecast, 2005 – 2010 to their offering. This market study provides a picture of the worldwide wireless market, today and five years into the future. The study is allocated into several regional sections: Worldwide overview, North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia …

EditorSales in the Mobile Handsets Market Increased to Over 800 Million Units

Ringtone reality check: India cellphone story long way to go

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NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 18: India hopes to be a telecom major by 2020 but trends indicate it is still on the dark side of the wireless divide: rural teledensity is still at 2 per cent, roughly where it was at the time of Independence, as against 40 per cent teledensity in the urban areas. Fresh data for 2005-06 filed by …

EditorRingtone reality check: India cellphone story long way to go

South Korea’s Samsung launches phone for worldwide use

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SEOUL (AFP) – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics launched a “Real World Phone” mobile handset designed to work nearly everywhere in the world. The SCH-V920 model allows users to communicate freely in over 90 countries in America, Asia, Europe and Oceania regardless of communications network standards, Samsung said in a statement. The company said it was the first mobile handset capable …

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Texas Instruments narrows profit outlook for Q3

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Texas Instruments, the biggest maker of chips for mobile phones, narrowed its profit outlook for the third quarter without changing the midpoint of its previous forecast, made in July. TI said it was benefiting from strong demand for chips used in mobile phones, high-definition televisions and other electronic devices. The semiconductor bellwether said it expected to earn $0.44 to $0.46 …

EditorTexas Instruments narrows profit outlook for Q3

eAccess to Borrow DoCoMo Network

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Japan’s eAccess Ltd. said on Monday its wireless unit will borrow its bigger rival NTT DoCoMo Inc.’s network to offer a nationwide cellphone service. eAccess’ mobile unit will roam on DoCoMo’s network in areas outside the major cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. The agreement will helps eAccess launch a nationwide voice service in March 2008 before completing its own …

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NTT secures approval to combine mobile, fixed-line services

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(Kyodo News International via NewsEdge) The Japanese government plans to allow Nippon Telegraph and Telephone group to offer packages combining cellular and fixed-line phone services, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported. This would allow cellular service firm NTT DoCoMo to offer both services by leasing fixed-lines from group units NTT East and NTT West, the business daily said. Similarly, NTT East …

EditorNTT secures approval to combine mobile, fixed-line services

Apple tries to lure Japanese MobileYouth with iTunes

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  Whereas Apple dominates the market for music downloads in America, its iTunes online music store only has a 5% share in Japan, where youth prefer to download songs onto their mobiles, avoiding online credit card purchases. Apple must be aware that iTunes must realize that it does not hold the same cachet in the Japanese youth market as in …

EditorApple tries to lure Japanese MobileYouth with iTunes

A Quantum Leap for Cell Phones: no more buttons

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It’s likely to evoke the children’s song inquiring, “Where’s the button?” On Aug. 21, designer Pilotfish and sensor maker Synaptics are releasing a prototype of a cell phone, and the funny thing is, it doesn’t have any buttons. Instead, the Onyx device understands signs and gestures, thanks to the sensitive touch pad covering most of its surface. It opens and …

EditorA Quantum Leap for Cell Phones: no more buttons

J:COM to launch FMC trial in October

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Japanese cable company Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM) will begin a trial for Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC), a new telephone service which allows customers to have a single phone number which can be both fixed and mobile. The service will allow an existing mobile phone with Wi-Fi support to transmit a landline telephone signal as an extension of the traditional household landline …

EditorJ:COM to launch FMC trial in October

Qualcomm acquires Qualphone for $18 m

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BANGALORE: Qualcomm, the U.S.-based leader of Code Division Multiple Access or CDMA phone technologies, has announced the acquisition of another American company, Qualphone, which is a key provider of software to drive multimedia content to mobile devices over the Internet, for $18 million in cash. While Qualcomm has laboratories inBangalore,Hyderabad and Mumbai where Indian engineers are helping the company to …

EditorQualcomm acquires Qualphone for $18 m