Comments: 0Monday, April 28th 2008 - 14:45 CEST
Research and Markets has announced the addition of “NFC-Enabled Phones and Contactless Smart Cards 2008-2018” to their offering. Near Field Communication (NFC), by which electronic devices communicate if held within a few centimeters of each other, is underpinned by global ISO specifications. It has attracted the attention of the largest telcos, transport companies, banks and others and new trials are frequently announced all over the world.
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Comments: 0Monday, April 28th 2008 - 10:30 CEST
The worldwide mobile phone market experienced an expected sequential downturn in shipments following a busy holiday quarter. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 291.6 million units during the first quarter of 2008 (1Q08), down 11.6% from the 330.8 million units shipped during the previous quarter (4Q07) and up 14.3% from the 255.0 million units shipped during 1Q07. While the first quarter results are in line with IDC's 2008 forecast, concerns over the economy may negatively impact handset purchases as the year progresses.
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Comments: 0Friday, April 11th 2008 - 14:37 CEST
Ron Risman, the owner of CameraTown, informed us about CameraTown’s latest project; the world's first photography portal for the Apple iPhone. Digital photography is hot and changing almost every week. New products like high resolution digital SLR cameras, entry-level compact cameras, photo printers or top quality pro lenses are introduced by the top of the digital imaging industry. Those Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users who want to be informed by the latest news need to check out this new Photography portal for Apple iPhone. This year is promising lots of interesting new products; the DLSR camera is absolute the product to look out for. New products will come up later on this year!
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Comments: 0Sunday, March 30th 2008 - 22:00 CEST
Mobile Linux is well poised to take on the surging smartphone market according to “Mobile Linux: Google and Motorola Hold the Short-Term Keys to Success,” from the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies Service. Mobile Linux offers an attractive package in terms of customization, cost, developer community, time to market, security and multi chipset support to handset manufacturers and mobile operators, according to industry analysts Strategy Analytics. This report evaluates the current status of the mobile Linux market and assesses the impact of recent initiatives by industry players in the mobile Linux arena.
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Comments: 0Saturday, February 16th 2008 - 20:30 CET
Nokia announced the launch of the global Nokia Media Network, a premium advertising network including over 70 leading publisher and operators as well as Nokia media properties. AccuWeather, Discovery, Hearst, Reuters, and Sprint have joined with Nokia to form the first global mobile ad network of top tier publishers. Nokia Media Network's wide reach of the most desirable mobile audience is yielding click-through rates averaging 10% in certain channels, the highest reported response rates in the industry.
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Comments: 0Thursday, February 14th 2008 - 20:00 CET
Nokia has joined the WWF Climate Savers program with a pledge to build on its strong environmental record by improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions across its business. The company is targeting a series of energy savings including halving the stand by energy used by its mobile phone chargers, using green electricity to power 50 per cent of its facilities by 2010 and reducing the overall energy needs of its sites by 6 per cent by 2012.
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Comments: 0Friday, February 8th 2008 - 09:50 CET
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. announced the launch of 8 new models of power management LSIs suitable for mobile devices. The new LSIs which will be available from January 2008, provide low power consumption, low noise and high efficiency. “We entered the power management LSI market in July 2006 to leverage our strength in manufacturing technologies for high-voltage and lower power consumption devices, which are widely used in manufacturing processes and TFT LCD driver LSIs. The models we add today significantly reduce power consumption which means longer battery life for mobile devices,” said Takaki Yamada, President of Silicon Microdevice Company at Oki Electric Industry.
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Comments: 0Sunday, February 3rd 2008 - 23:17 CET
While in-car navigation will remain the most important application of GPS technology, the use of GPS in many other consumer, business, and industrial environments such as telematics and asset tracking will continue to grow. The GPS modernization project and the arrival of additional Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) such as GLONASS, Galileo, and Beidou/Compass will increase the availability, reliability, and precision of satellite positioning and stimulate the location ecosystem, expanding the market to more than 900 million units by 2013.
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Comments: 0Saturday, January 26th 2008 - 11:29 CET
The Swedish company Mobycator launches Mobypal - a media publishing system for Nokia S60 Series. From now you can store photos and videos on the web, whenever you want, wherever you are, using your mobile phone! “Mobypal is a very easy to use, free mobile phone application that enables the users to immediately publish their media, recorded on their mobile phones”, says Martin Eriksson, CEO and founder of Mobycator AB.
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Comments: 0Friday, January 25th 2008 - 17:25 CET
Nokia announced plans to discontinue the production of mobile devices in Germany and close its Bochum site by mid-2008. The company plans to move manufacturing to its other, more cost-competitive sites in Europe. As a consequence of the planned shift of production from Bochum to other European sites, Nokia also intends to discontinue other non-production activities at the Bochum site. In conjunction with the announced plans to close its Bochum site, Nokia is also announcing plans to sell its line fit automotive business and it is in negotiations with Sasken Technologies to sell the Bochum-based adaptation software R&D-entity.
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