Simple Pleasures: Nokia introduces seven new mobile phones

Nokia introduced seven new handsets under the heading “Simple Pleasures.” Four new slide phones were revealed, including the 3G-enabled Nokia 6280 for WCDMA markets, and the Nokia 6265, Nokia’s most feature-filled CDMA model to date. Additionally, Nokia introduced two folding designs and a traditional monoblock design. All seven models are expected to begin shipping in the second half of 2005.

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Simple Pleasures: Nokia introduces seven new mobile phones

Easy-to-use menus, stylish designs at the heart of new handsets for WCDMA, GSM and CDMA markets
 
Nokia Connection 2005, Helsinki, Finland – Today, at the Nokia Connection events in Helsinki and Singapore, Nokia introduced seven new handsets under the heading "Simple Pleasures." Four new slide phones were revealed, including the 3G-enabled Nokia 6280 for WCDMA markets, and the Nokia 6265, Nokia’s most feature-filled CDMA model to date.  Additionally, Nokia introduced two folding designs and a traditional monoblock design. All seven models are expected to begin shipping in the second half of 2005.
 
"Today’s launches showcase Nokia’s commitment to offer consumers easy-to-use mobile phones in a variety of desirable designs – regardless of cellular technology," explains Kai Öistämö, Senior Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia. "Whether it features WCDMA, GSM or CDMA internal circuitry, or whether it offers mobile music, mobile photography or 3G services, a handset must be easy to use in order to bring tangible benefits to consumers. Simplicity is the key for technology to enrich peoples’ lives."
Nokia 6280 : Bringing video sharing and video calls to life
 
The compact Nokia 6280 3G slide phone (WCDMA 2100 and GSM 900/1800/1900) comes with a range of features that enable consumers to take full advantage of 3G multimedia opportunities. Equipped with both a 2-megapixel and a VGA camera, the compact Nokia 6280 provides an ideal platform for 3G services such as real time video sharing and two way video calls. Taking personalization a step further, the Nokia 6280 can announce incoming calls with video ring tones. The Nokia 6280 is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2005, at an estimated retail price of 375 EUR before subsidies or taxes.
 
The bright QVGA, 262,144 color display (320×240 pixels) of the Nokia 6280 highlights the phone’s excellent photography capabilities. With dedicated camera and zoom buttons, the Nokia 6280 creates a natural, user-friendly conventional camera experience by operating the photography function in a horizontal landscape mode. Photos and videos taken with the Nokia 6280 can be viewed directly on the screen and then shared with others via MMS, email or directly printed to compatible printers. Pictures and videos can be conveniently stored on the Nokia 6280’s miniSD memory card. Bluetooth wireless technology provides easy linkage to printers, PCs and enhancements like the Nokia 616 car kit and the Wireless Boom Headset HS-4W, also introduced today.
 
Nokia 6270: Quadband slide phone offers music and megapixels
 
The versatile Nokia 6270 slide phone features a 2-megapixel camera with flash and landscape mode. With a modern and refined design, the Nokia 6270 merges state of the art photography capabilities and user-friendliness into an enjoyable imaging experience for consumers.
The spacious QVGA, 262,144 color display (320×240 pixels) of the Nokia 6270 helps to manage daily life while a broad set of messaging capabilities enables consumers to easily keep in touch with others. Mobile email is conveniently at hand as the Nokia 6270 phone comes with an integrated email client that supports attachments.
 
In addition, the Nokia 6270’s built-in music player supports a variety of digital sound formats such as MP3 and AAC, making music-on-the-go easily accessible. With stereo speakers supporting 3D sound effects, the Nokia 6270 provides a brilliant sound experience that can be shared with others. A visual radio client rounds out the audio capabilities of the Nokia 6270 phone. A world travel-friendly quadband GSM 850/900/1800/1900 handset, the Nokia 6270 has an estimated retail price of 300 EUR before subsidies or taxes. The Nokia 6270 is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2005.
 
Nokia 6111: Sophisticated GSM slide phone
 
For those who seek sophistication in small size, Nokia presents the Nokia 6111 phone. Featuring a stylish classic design, the soft slide mechanism of the Nokia 6111 smoothly reveals its keypad. Blending technology with a sophisticated look and feel, the Nokia 6111 comes with a 1-megapixel camera and flash, and a 6x digital zoom. The screen (128×160 pixels) supports up to 262,144 colors and displays pictures in either portrait or landscape mode. The GSM 900/1800/1900 Nokia 6111 has an estimated retail price of 270 EUR before subsidies or taxes, and is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2005.
 
In addition to its ergonomic design, the Nokia 6111 offers a number of new messaging options.  Push to talk functionality connects to groups or individuals at a push of a button while Nokia Xpress audio messaging enables sharing of voice clips and greetings with friends and family. Pictures can be conveniently shared via MMS, Bluetooth or email.
 
Nokia 6060: Familiar technologies, folding design
 
The Nokia 6060 offers consumers all they need for basic voice communications. Featuring an attractive fold concept, the Nokia 6060 shows that beautiful design is not confined to high-end devices. A pulsating light allows owners to check on the status of the phone and adds a contemporary note to the appearance of the Nokia 6060. The dualband GSM 900/1800 or GSM 850/1900 has an estimated retail price of 140 EUR before subsidies or taxes and is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2005.
 
Highlighting easy to use and familiar technologies, the Nokia 6060 features a range of contemporary messaging functionalities. The large screen of the Nokia 6060 (128×160 pixels) supports up to 64K colors and large fonts and the Expense Manager application helps consumers to keep track of their spending while on the go.
 
Nokia 6265: A winning combination of technology and design
 
Nokia’s most feature-rich CDMA phone to date, the Nokia 6265 packs an extra-large 240 x 320 pixel display, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash (effective resolution 1.92 megapixels), digital music player, Bluetooth wireless technology and miniSD card support into a compact sliding design that measures a mere 22 mm thin. When operated in camera mode, the Nokia 6265 is designed to be used horizontally, resulting in a more conventional photography experience. The Nokia 6265 includes 24MB of on board memory, and supports all available sizes of widely available miniSD cards, including 512MB and 1GB versions that can store hundreds of 2 megapixel images or digital music files
 
Music fans will enjoy the built in FM radio and digital music player which supports MP3, AAC and eAAC+ files, especially when paired with the optional wireless stereo headset. Integrated Bluetooth technology also allows the Nokia 6265 to be used with a long and growing list of compatible devices, including a wide selection of wireless headsets and car kits. The Nokia 6265 supports other forms of entertainment content, including 15 frame per second streaming video and downloadable BREW 3.1 or Java 3D applications – both of which are crisply rendered on the 262K color QVGA display.
 
The Nokia 6265 is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2005.
 
Nokia 2255: Compact fold at a compact price
 
Nokia’s latest fold-style CDMA model phone, the Nokia 2255 is engineered to deliver reliable wireless performance at an entry-level price point while not forgetting the importance of a compelling design and a strong feature set. The very compact Nokia 2255 includes a bright 128 x 128 pixel 64K color display with user selectable ‘themes’, downloadable MIDI ringtones and even an integrated FM radio.
 
For maximum productivity, the Nokia 2255 features business applications including a spreadsheet, calculator and currency converter and a handsfree speakerphone perfect for impromptu conference calls. Outside of work, three included games help to pass the time, while a built in flashlight can help to brighten up the dark of night.
 
The Nokia 2255 is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2005.
 
Nokia 2125: Classic style for the entry category
 
The entry-level Nokia 2125 features a compact design with metallic trim to accentuate its classically designed form. Only 21.5 mm thick and weighing in at 85 grams, the Nokia 2125 features a 64K color screen, handsfree speakerphone and an integrated flashlight — an attractive balance of size, price and feature set.
 
The easy-to-use interface makes the Nokia 2125 perfect for first-time and prepaid users, who will also appreciate the three built-in games, user-changeable Xpress-on color covers and downloadable MIDI ring tone support. The Nokia 2125 also boasts a number of features unexpected on an entry level product such as voice dialing, voice commands and voice recording, calculator, calendar, alarm clock, and an extensive phonebook supporting multiple entries.
 
The Nokia 2125 is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2005.

Siemens sells mobile phones unit to BenQ

German engineering giant Siemens is selling its mobile phones unit to much smaller Taiwanese rival BenQ, it said on Tuesday, drawing a line under hundreds of millions of euros of losses.

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German engineering giant Siemens is selling its mobile phones unit to much smaller Taiwanese rival BenQ, it said on Tuesday, drawing a line under hundreds of millions of euros of losses.

The deal — which will cost Siemens 350 million euros ($431 million) before tax — will enable BenQ to double its annual revenues to $10 billion, the company said, and catapult it out of relative obscurity into the world’s top 10 mobile handset vendors.

BenQ will use the Siemens brand name for five years and will take over some high-profile sports sponsorship contracts, including one with star soccer team Real Madrid.

It will also take on 6,000 Siemens employees — half of whom are in Germany, where many have job guarantees until 2006 negotiated last year in exchange for longer working hours.

The company’s headquarters will remain in Munich, Germany.

In return Siemens will acquire a 2.5-percent stake in fast-growing BenQ — Taiwan’s top maker of computer equipment and mobile phones — with the issue of 50 million euros worth of new BenQ shares.

 

Source:reuters

Bluetooth security flaw found

Cryptographers have found a security flaw in Bluetooth that allows unauthorized pairing between (among other things) mobile phones. Pairing is the process that Bluetooth devices go through to make sure the owner of each device is aware of the connection. During pairing, the same PIN has to be entered on both devices.

Cryptographers have found a security flaw in Bluetooth that allows unauthorized pairing between (among other things) mobile phones. Pairing is the process that Bluetooth devices go through to make sure the owner of each device is aware of the connection. During pairing, the same PIN has to be entered on both devices.

The new flaw allows a malicious user to pair without the other device alerting its owner. It masquerades as another device that’s currently paired with the target:

Avishai Wool and Yaniv Shaked [of Tel Aviv University in Israel] have managed to force pairing by pretending to be one of the two devices and sending a message to the other claiming to have forgotten the link key. This prompts the other device to discard the link key and the two then begin a new pairing session, which the hacker can then use

Source:MobileTracker

Nokia Makes Donation to GNOME Foundation

Donations of sales of the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet in the Developer Device Program will go to the GNOME Foundation.Nokia, which recently launched the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, announced today a developer device program at the GNOME user and Developer European Conference (GUADEC). The developer device program will donate the proceeds from the sales of 500 Nokia 770 devices to the GNOME Foundation.

Donations of sales of the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet in the Developer Device Program will go to the GNOME Foundation.

STUTTGART, Germany –May 31, 2005 – Nokia, which recently launched the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, announced today a developer device program at the GNOME user and Developer European Conference (GUADEC). The developer device program will donate the proceeds from the sales of 500 Nokia 770 devices to the GNOME Foundation.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is based on Linux and widely deployed Open Source technologies like GNOME. At the core of the Nokia 700 Internet Tablet is Hildon Application Framework, which is based on GNOME technology. This technology has been adapted with extensions and modifications to evolve a user interface framework that is better suited for handheld category devices.

“GNOME is a very powerful and user-friendly environment suitable for desktops,” said Ari Jaaksi, Director, Open Software Platform, Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia. “By harnessing the power of GNOME and adapting it for handhelds on the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, we are delivering an impressive product that will continue to grow with the help and input of GNOME and Open Source users and developers.”

The tablet, which was unveiled on the 25 of May at the LinuxWorld Summit in New York, will allow users to browse the web, check e-mail, read the latest news, listen to Internet radio or their own music, watch videos and store and view images.

“We’re very excited about the release of the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet,” said Timothy Ney, executive director of the GNOME Foundation. “We are also really grateful to Nokia for donating the proceeds of the developer device program to the GNOME Foundation.”

The 770 Internet Tablet has a host of utilities, including a file manager, PDF reader, notes and sketch capabilities, as well as games. It has a high-resolution 4.13-inch touch screen, 800×480 resolution and 65,536 colors that will show off the truly impressive graphic environment. It also features an on-screen keyboard and handwriting capabilities, as well as zooming, panning and full-screen features.

Source:guadec

Nokia Sensor – New Social Software for Bluetooth Phones

Nokia Sensor is a social software application from Nokia that allows you to meet similarly Bluetooth enabled Nokia phone owners around you. You can setup your own “folio” on your phone and then scan nearby phones to see other folios around you. Send sensor messages back and forth and view the ‘popularity’ of those around you. Check the Nokia website to see if your Nokia phone is compatible with the software, select your language, and then download for free the software application.

Nokia Sensor is a social software application from Nokia that allows you to meet similarly Bluetooth enabled Nokia phone owners around you. You can setup your own "folio" on your phone and then scan nearby phones to see other folios around you. Send sensor messages back and forth and view the ‘popularity’ of those around you. Check the Nokia website to see if your Nokia phone is compatible with the software, select your language, and then download for free the software application.
Nokia Demo
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Brains behind the Nokia 770 internet tablet

The Brains behind the Nokia 770 internet tablet seem to be Texas Instruments.This appears like a a rumor

 The Brains behind the Nokia 770 internet tablet seem to be Texas Instruments.This appears like a a rumor.

But the layout of the OMAP1710 seems pretty much the layout of the Nokia 770

Read more at TI 

Source:mobitopia 

Sony Ericsson and Vodafone introduces stylish entertainment for 3G with the beautiful V600i

For everyone who wants a beautifully designed 3G phone that can access the latest music and videos from Vodafone live! Sony Ericsson and Vodafone are now announcing the V600i. Specially designed for Vodafone by Sony Ericsson, this 3G UMTS handset is groundbreaking in design, performance and functionality

London – For everyone who wants a beautifully designed 3G phone that can access the latest music and videos from Vodafone live! Sony Ericsson and Vodafone are now announcing the V600i. Specially designed for Vodafone by Sony Ericsson, this 3G UMTS handset is groundbreaking in design, performance and functionality with wide appeal for consumers wishing to experience the full range of Vodafone’s 3G consumer services. The V600i is delivers the full performance and possibilities of 3G networks, including high quality video telephony and fast download of full track music and video and other mobile content from the Vodafone live! portal.

The V600i has sleek good looks and sober black colouring. It is also easy to use and to navigate around its features. Sony Ericsson’s intuitive dual front camera/phone design allows the handset to be used vertically as a phone, and horizontally as a camera, and the 1.3 MegaPixel camera has an active lens cover for swift activation and protection. For consumers keen to try video telephony, it can be done in just a few clicks with the use of the direct video telephony button. The V600i offers a world of applications, from exciting mobile content to video calling and personal creativity. Images, videos, games are always crisp and clear on the large – 1.8 inch – 262.000 colour TFD screen

The V600i is fully featured with a suite of business applications for personal information management and PC-synchronisation via USB, making it the ideal executive work tool, providing business efficiency with high speed access. Thanks to its Bluetooth™ capabilities, it is the ideal phone to use in the car with a Bluetooth wireless handsfree solution or on the go with a Bluetooth portable handsfree.

The V600i offers a great entertainment experience through ‘Vodafone live!’ services, effortlessly handling 3D games, music and animations. Consumers can enjoy content streamed from the Vodafone live! portal, including live sports and music videos. The V600i offers rapid browsing in combination with the broadband capabilities of Vodafone’s UMTS networks, enabling users to gain access to pages quickly, and to download content, whether it’s pictures, music, mail, news, ringtones or games quickly. The phone features a superb 3D Java gaming engine and brings multiplayer gaming via Bluetooth to a new level of interactivity.

High quality audio coupled with an FM radio and the ability to import full track music downloads direct to the phone make the V600i an ideal companion for travelling, the gym or simply relaxing. For consumers keen to exercise their creative muscle, a host of personal creativity tools allows them to personalise ringtones, wallpapers, still shots and video footage in new, inspiring ways. The 32MB internal memory of the V600i makes it possible to store a rich library of ring tones, video clips, music and pictures.

The V600i will be available in Vodafone stores starting in some markets in early Q3 2005.

Source:Sony Ericsson

Bluetooth added to the New Oxford American Dictionary

Ever wondered what it takes to be added to the dictionary? Well, it seems 2000 words have what it takes to be added to the New Oxford American Dictionary.
Among the technology or computer words added: blogosphere, bluetooth,


Ever wondered what it takes to be added to the dictionary? Well, it seems 2000 words have what it takes to be added to the New Oxford American Dictionary.
Among the technology or computer words added: blogosphere, bluetooth, phishing, malware, infoholic, hacktivist, megapixel, code monkey, lurker, and RFID.

You can find more of the 2000 words at Yahoo

Nokia Unveils Nokia 1110 and Nokia 1600

At a press conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, Nokia outlined its strategy to bring the benefits of mobility to new growth markets. Today, Nokia also introduced the Nokia 1110 and Nokia 1600 – two new mobile phones aimed at first time users and consumers in growth markets like Africa. At the same time, Nokia unveiled the Nokia Prepaid Tracker, the world’s first completely networks-based solution that enables prepaid users to monitor their account balance on the handset display after each call.

Unveils Nokia 1110 and Nokia 1600, affordable, easy-to-use mobile phones, and Nokia Prepaid Tracker

 

Nairobi, Kenya – At a press conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, Nokia outlined its strategy to bring the benefits of mobility to new growth markets. Today, Nokia also introduced the Nokia 1110 and Nokia 1600 – two new mobile phones aimed at first time users and consumers in growth markets like Africa.  At the same time, Nokia unveiled the Nokia Prepaid Tracker, the world’s first completely networks-based solution that enables prepaid users to monitor their account balance on the handset display after each call. The Nokia 1110 and Nokia 1600 join Nokia’s range of entry level phones which emphasize ease-of-use, reliability and affordability, and contain technological features which reduce the total cost of mobile ownership for consumers. Both models are expected to be commercially available during the third quarter 2005.
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"The number of new mobile users in fast growing markets continues to rise dramatically and nowhere is the rate of growth more evident than in Africa. By the end of this year, Nokia anticipates Africa will be home to 100 million subscribers and expects the African subscriber base to double to 200 million by 2009. Nokia has been instrumental in propelling the industry towards the goal of 3 billion people connected globally by 2010 because mobility offers so many benefits, such as creating employment, opening new channels of communication for social services and even helping to stimulate economies," said Juha Pinomaa, Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia.
 
"At Nokia, we firmly believe the key to success in new growth markets like Africa, is to work closely with mobile operators to reduce the overall cost of mobile phone ownership for consumers. It is equally important for us to work closely with government bodies to overcome possible barriers that are preventing forward momentum. With the right combination of mobile phones, network solutions services and a regulated environment, we envision a mobile landscape where operators can profitably offer mobile services to consumers for as little as USD 5 per month. When the cost of mobile services becomes this affordable, we foresee the growth curve in growth markets accelerating sharply. "

Nokia gives patents to Linux…Grow penguin grow

Nokia has modified its Patent Statement with an exemption for official releases of the Linux Kernel. For an indefinite period of time, Nokia reserves the right of non-assertion and will effectively turn a blind eye to any new functionality added to the kernel that infringes upon some of its patents.

This is intended to help provide what Nokia refers to as a “framework of certainty” around open source.

Nokia has modified its Patent Statement with an exemption for official releases of the Linux Kernel. For an indefinite period of time, Nokia reserves the right of non-assertion and will effectively turn a blind eye to any new functionality added to the kernel that infringes upon some of its patents.

This is intended to help provide what Nokia refers to as a "framework of certainty" around open source.

Nokia’s stated reason for the move is that the Linux Kernel and other open sources projects contribute to innovation and the creation and rapid deployment of new technologies. In a statement, Nokia challenged other industry leaders to follow suit and take a clear public position on the issue of IP with regard to open source.

For the time being, Nokia’s Patent Statement is limited to official releases of the Linux Kernel, but the company is exploring ways to extend the arrangement to other open source projects that it has taken an active role in.

Source:betanews

Nokia launches new Linux based Internet Tablet product category

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet enables easy broadband access to the Internet over Wi-Fi

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New York – Today Nokia introduced its first device in the new Internet Tablet category, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, at the LinuxWorld Summit in New York. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is a dedicated device optimized for convenient Internet browsing and email communications in a sleek pocketsize format. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet features an impressive high-resolution (800×480) widescreen display with zoom and on-screen keyboard, ideal for viewing online content over Wi-Fi. Aside from Wi-Fi, the device can also connect to the Internet utilizing Bluetooth wireless technology via a compatible mobile phone.

 
"We are very excited to introduce our first Nokia Internet Tablet device to the market. With the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet consumers can access broadband Internet services away from their desktop, for example in the backyard or at a caf within a Wi-Fi hotspot", says Janne Jormalainen, Vice President of Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia.
 
The device runs on Linux based Nokia Internet Tablet 2005 software edition which includes widely deployed desktop Linux and Open Source technologies. The maemo development platform (www.maemo.org) will provide Open Source developers and innovation houses with the tools and opportunities to collaborate with Nokia on future devices and OS releases in the Internet Tablet category.
 
"Linux is a logical choice for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet as Linux and the Open Source development platform provide us with fast and efficient solutions to build products for this new, Nokia product category. This is the first step in creating an Open Source product for broadband and Internet services. We will be launching regularly updates of the software. The next software release planned for the first half of next year will support more presence based functionalities such as VoIP and Instant Messaging", continues Janne Jormalainen.
 
Additional highlighted applications of the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet with the 2005 software include an Internet Radio, RSS News reader, Image viewer and Media players for selected types of media. The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is planned to start shipping in the third quarter of 2005 in selected countries in the Americas and Europe.

God now just an SMS away

Mauj Telecom launches a spiritual service that will enable users to offer prayers using a code

Mauj Telecom launches a spiritual service that will enable users to offer prayers using a code 7077.
 
God is now just an SMS away. For those who have no time to visit temples, here’s an opportunity to be in touch with Him. Silent prayers are passe. You can offer flowers, light incense sticks and more while on the move.
 
Mauj Telecom, a wireless content provider, launched a spiritual channel early this week that will enable mobile users to perform elaborate prayers using a short code 7077.
 
The company claims having 500 downloads on the first day of the launch early this week.
 
If a user wants to perform, say a Ganesh puja, all he has to do is download the relevant application from the short code.
 
At the next stage, he will be able to say a prayer in the following manner: Key 1 — light the lamp; key 2 — offer durva (grass); key 3 — offer garland; key 4 — offer modaks (sweet); key 5 — ring bells; and finally, key 6 — rendition of the aarti.

Source:Business Standardvisit mauj

Calls b/w Chennai-TN, Mumbai-Maha, Kolkata-WB made local

In a major benefit to mobile subscribers, Government today said that calls between Chennai and rest of the Tamil Nadu and likewise between Mumbai and Maharashtra, Kolkata and West Bengal, and in the whole of Uttar Pradesh would be treated as local calls.

New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) In a major benefit to mobile subscribers, Government today said that calls between Chennai and rest of the Tamil Nadu and likewise between Mumbai and Maharashtra, Kolkata and West Bengal, and in the whole of Uttar Pradesh would be treated as local calls. This would result in saving roaming and long distance (STD) charges for consumers, Communication and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran said, adding that service providers would continue to operate in the same manner based on telecom circles. The minister said the facility would be only for calls terminating in the mobile network. This means calls from mobile to mobile and fixed to mobile within the states would be considered local. Till now the three metros — Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai and the rest of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Maharashtra — were treated as two separate telecom circles. Similarly in Uttar Pradesh, which has been bifurcated into two telecom circles for licence purposes, the consumers in UP (East) and UP (West) would be able to connect as local calls now. The new policy comes into effect from May 25, the minister said. PTI

Car tires send alert to driver by bluetooth

Mobile|blog.it, which by the way is my latest favorite blog to find great cell phone news (and I don’t speak Italian- you don’t need to speak Italian to find great links here), reports on a new product manufactured by Pirelli, to launch on the market next October, which is a tire cap which could send alert messages to the driver’s cell phone via Bluetooth.

Mobile|blog.it, which by the way is my latest favorite blog to find great cell phone news (and I don’t speak Italian- you don’t need to speak Italian to find great links here), reports on a new product manufactured by Pirelli, to launch on the market next October, which is a tire cap which could send alert messages to the driver’s cell phone via Bluetooth.

But according to Marco Magnocavallo, over at Mobile|blog.it, the strange thing it’s that on the Pirelli Xpressure site there’s nothing about Cellphones, Bluetooth, etc. They only speak about an "Electronical device"…

And two Italian newspapers picked up on the bluetooth side of the story, Repubblica yesterday and the Corriere della Sera wrote about it today.

So Marco wonders who’s right? Pirelli Xpressure website or the newspapers?"

Source:textually

Chinese send 750 million SMS daily

The spread of Short Messaging Service continues unabated in China with its volume increasing by 39 per cent in the first quarter of the year to 67.21 billion messages, the state media reported via The Hindustan Times.

The spread of Short Messaging Service continues unabated in China with its volume increasing by 39 per cent in the first quarter of the year to 67.21 billion messages, the state media reported via The Hindustan Times.

"According to the Ministry of Information Industry, China’s telephone subscriber base has touched 674 million, including 325 million fixed line phones and 349 million cellular phones, both occupying first place in the world, China News Service reported.

In the first quarter, more than 30 new telecom services were introduced.
Source:textually.org