Instant Messaging for everyone

Link: Mobile operators promise IM for all – Yahoo! News UK. Fifteen of the world’s largest mobile phone operators, includingOrange,T-Mobile andVodafone, have signed adeal to include common standards for instant messaging (IM) interoperability. The deal, which consists of 32 letters of intent, will see common IMprotocols shared between operators so that customers from their networks […]

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Mobile phones as sex toys

Link: globeandmail.com : Short-message sex. Instead of playing coy by promoting their technological innovations, cellphone makers have embraced what they call the "textual revolution" and are actively selling their short-message service (SMS) as a sex aid. Many cellphone companies have researched the market, and have been releasing their findings dressed up as Valentine’s Day trivia: […]

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The Sony Ericsson W950

Link: New Sony Ericson 3G Walkman Mobile Phone. A major addition to Sony Ericsson’s family of Walkman phones is announced today. The W950 is an ultra-slim, ultra-stylish, UMTS-enabled device with 4GB of onboard storage complete with touch screen for simple navigation through music genres, playlists, individual songs or music albums. They’re really innovating quickly aren’t […]

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Does BT have any clue whatsoever about Google?

I was chatting a chap yesterday who is very high up in the operational/strategy part of British Telecom.  I was asking how they (or he) rated Google as competition, both in terms of fixed line (i.e. googletalk, broadband et al) and from a mobile / wireless perspective. I asked what the chap thought of Google’s […]

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Batelco launches wicked new SMS features

Link: Batelco launches SMS  services | Batelco. The exciting new offerings follow on from the recent introduction of SMS Groups and SMS Auto Reply which are both proving to be very popular with Batelco’s mobile customers. No wonder they’re proving to be popular.  What excellent innovation!  Check out more of the details via the link […]

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Filipino workers abroad can seek help via SMS

Link: Filipino workers abroad can seek help via SMS –OFW watchdog – INQ7.net. 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 (www.dotPhoto.com) 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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