Panasonic Begins Delivery of SoftBank 705P 3G / GSM Handsets to SOFTBANK MOBILE

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Tokyo, Japan, Sept 28, 2006 – (JCN Newswire) – Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. announced that it has begun shipments of its ‘SoftBank 705P’, the first 3G / GSM handsets to SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. The 705P is a thin, light and stylish handset (approx. 14.8mm and 103g) that provides enriched functions such as a high resolution 2.2-inch QVGA LCD and …

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DoCoMo is watching you shop….

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Major Japanese network operator DoCoMo has issued Phones with RFID tag readers to monitor a group of customers while they are in the Takashimaya department store and send data on their activities to a database that will try to determine what they are looking for and send information on it to their handsets. The RFID tags will be installed in …

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China Unicom Signed New Partner

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China Unicom, the second largest mobile telecom carrier in China’s mainland, in which SK Telecom Co invested in July this year, has agreed to jointly buy mobile phones with the South Korean mobile operator, betting the two companies’ increased purchasing power will reduce costs. The two cell operators are negotiating to buy mobile phones from Motorola Inc, Samsung Electronics Co …

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Sri Lanka Telecom links up with India’s BSNL to offer wider choice

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India’s Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Thursday officially kicked off a 1.8 billion rupee undersea cable unit with Sri Lanka Telecom, which will bring down call rates between South Asian countries. The optical fibre cable, which run between Mt Lavinia (Sri Lanka) and Tuticorin in India, will enable SLT customers to enjoy high speed broadband services such as audio and video …

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China Unicom launches joint handset venture

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CHINA Unicom Ltd, in which SK Telecom Co invested in July, has agreed to jointly buy handsets with the South Korean mobile operator, betting the two companies’ increased purchasing power will reduce costs. The two cell operators are negotiating to buy mobile phones from Motorola Inc, Samsung Electronics Co and LG Electronics Inc, Seoul-based SK Telecom said yesterday in an …

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RIM to offer Japanese font BlackBerry

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Research In Motion (RIM) will soon be offering a Japanese-language version of its popular BlackBerry handheld. The announcement came as part of a press conference in Tokyo. During the press conference, the company’s President and Co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, said a BlackBerry solution capable of supporting the entry of Japanese fonts is expected to be available by the first half of …

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SingTel expresses interest in China Telecom stake

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Southeast Asian telecoms company Singapore Telecom (SingTel) is said to be one of five telcos in the hunt for a stake in China Telecom, according to reports from Channel NewsAsia. Other groups said to be interested in China’s largest fixed line operator include Japan’s NTT DoCoMo, France T©l©com, Deutsche Telekom and Verizon Communications of the US. China Telecom is reportedly …

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SingTel said to be one of 5 telcos competing for China Telecom stake

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SingTel is said to be one of five telcos competing for a stake in China Telecom. China’s largest fixed-line operator was reported to also be in talks with Japan’s NTT DoCoMo. When contacted by Channel NewsAsia, a spokesperson said SingTel remains interested in the Asia Pacific region. She added that it is SingTel’s policy not to comment on market speculation. …

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Airtel to offer roaming services on 3G network worldwide

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Bharti Airtel on Friday, announced that its customers would be able to avail of ‘seamless roaming services’ on 3G networks across the world, including Japan and South Korea. This intiative would benefit about 26 million Airtel mobile customers, while roaming to any of the 3G networks worldwide, a company release said here. Earlier, the customers while visiting Japan and Korea …

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FASTTAKES: Huawei, Bharti, Wal-Mart, IPMobile

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Huawei Technologies wins a network contract worth of more than $50 million, with CANTV, a provider of telecommunications services in Venezuela . Under the contract, Huawei will help CANTV to transfer its traditional analog network to the next generation network. India ‘s Bharti Global secures a GSM and 3G license in the UK island of Jersey, through a subsidiary company, …

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