Author Archive | Ewan

Filipino workers abroad can seek help via SMS

Link: Filipino workers abroad can seek help via SMS –OFW watchdog – OVERSEAS Filipino workers ("OFW") in distress anywhere in the world can now send an SOS via SMS back home.  CMA executive director Ellene Sana said that an OFW who needed help or had questions could text ‘SOS ” and send to  63 […]

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Dotphonto launches photo-sharing for mobile operators

Link: Telephony World "Our new wireless portfolio targets this opportunity by making digital photography, video, and multimedia easy for the wireless user, with compelling applications that will help carriers around the world increase MMS revenue and subscription lengths." The Dotphoto site ( is down at the moment, rather inconveniently, so I can’t tell you any […]

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Virgin Mobile first with nationwide mobile TV?

Link: Virgin Mobile to ink mobile TV deal with BT | The Register. Virgin Mobile looks set to be the first cellco to sign up to a nationwide TV service, according to a report by the Financial Times. The pink paper reports that the tie-up is due to be announced tomorrow at the 3GSM trade […]

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Microsoft ‘year away’ from cheaper handsets

Link: Microsoft ‘year away’ from single-core phone OS | The Register. Microsoft’s phones need a baseband processor running the GSM stack, and a separate application processor core running Windows Mobile OS. The single-core phone operating system makes the device a lot, lot cheaper to produce.  Cheap is what you need when you want to put […]

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Nothing says I love you better than 92 million text messages

Shortly I hope to be reading a few news releases from various operators, or perhaps the Mobile Data Association themselves to see how many text messages are sent today (it being the 14th of Feb). It was to the MDA’s information site that I turned for statistics on last year’s Valentine’s Day traffic in […]

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Text your lover instead of buying a Valentine Card

Link: Text messages open portal to men’s hearts – 14 Feb 2006 – Technology & Science. Technology has freed New Zealand blokes to share their feelings, as sweet nothings can now be texted to a beloved, taking away any embarrassment of buying a Valentine card. I don’t quite know about this.  For me, the annoying […]

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200,000 Ukrainians vote in SMS text referendum

Link: ITAR-TASS. Almost 80 percent of respondents who have taken part in an SMS referendum in Ukraine spoke in support of the Russian language. Over 200,000 people have already voted. Of them, 158,965 people believe that Russian should be made an official language in Ukraine, the organisers of the poll, the leaders of the opposition […]

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73% rarely use 3g services; Mobile TV limited

Link: U.K.. In the YouGov study of 2,000 U.K. consumers, 79 percent responded they believe mobile services are becoming more complicated, and 73 percent of 3G handset users rarely use 3G services, such as television, music downloads and video calls. Only 8 percent of consumers planned to upgrade to a 3G handset last month, […]

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Add2Phone breaks through 5 million MMS milestone

Link: Press Releases | Kauppalehti Online. Add2Phone, leading mobile messaging solutions provider, today announced that it has to date globally delivered more than 5 Million Multimedia Messages (MMS) This is good news for them in context.  Out of context, it’s nothing… absolutely nothing compared to the billions of text messages being sent around the planet […]

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