Motorola will be working on several high-visibility mobile projects for Saudi
Arabia. One agreements calls on the company to implement Saudi Arabia's
second largest GSM mobile operator, Mobily (Etihad Etisalat Company), with a
GSM Base Station System (BSS) mobile network including Enhanced Data for GSM
Evolution (EDGE) and Push-To-Talk over Cellular (PoC). Motorola was also
awarded an integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) wireless system
contract by Saudi Arabia's Public Telecommunications Company.
Speaking of the GSM deal, Khalid Al Kaf, CEO of Mobily, said, "We were
seeking a strong revenue-generating solution to enhance wireless service
offerings and delivery for our customers. We chose Motorola to help advance
our mission to provide Saudi Arabians with quality telecommunications
services, including its latest innovations such as Push-To-Talk over
By the end of this month or early November, any Korean phone user with a
passion for pixels will be able to invest 1 million Korean won (US $876) in
the world's first 5-megapixel camera phone.
Samsung claims the new phone, the SCH-S250, is as good as a high-end digital
Kim Hun-bae, vice president of mobile research and development at Samsung,
said at a presentation in Seoul: "The biggest difference between a digital
camera and a camera phone is that the latter gets less light due to a smaller
lens, thus resulting in inferior picture quality."
While phone from rivals like ... (more)
Virgin Mobile USA has added a new handset to its suite of options, the K10
Royale from Kyocera Wireless, the handset manufacturer's first phone to
feature the Java platform.
The K10 uses Java in order to bring a host of features to the phone. It
features numerous downloadable games, wallpapers and ringtones, as well as
personalized content. Other features include Virgin's Superphonic Ringtones,
voice-activated dialing, calendars, alarm clock, predictive text-input and a
built-in contact directory. The handset comes pre-loaded with demos of
Bowling and Bejeweled from Jamdat Mobile... (more)
According to Reuters reports, within the next few days Yahoo! will enable
free PC-to-PC voice calling between Yahoo! users, using VoIP-based technology
developed by a team from Dialpad, which Yahoo! acquired last year.
The new service, Reuters notes, will be available in 180 countries - though
whether Yahoo! will succeed in this bold bid to play catch-up with Skype (now
a subsidiary of eBay) is difficult to gauge.
Customers who sign up for Yahoo!'s "Phone Out" service will apparently be
able to call the US for just a penny a minute. Calls to thirty-plus countries
including Argentin... (more)
Wavelink has announced a strategic partnership with Vangard Voice Systems.
The agreement enables Wavelink to extend its voice offering beyond the four
walls of warehouse and distribution centers and into cross-industry data
collection applications such as mobile field services, sales and mobile
Wavelink will utilize Vangard Voice Systems AccuSpeechMobile technology to
enhance the Wavelink Speakeasy product family. Initially, the technology will
deliver text-to-speech and speech-to-text functionality to existing
client-resident mobile applications.
Currently, Speake... (more)