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|04/29/2005 Verizon beats
expectations with 47% profit growth
Demonstrating its financial might as the USA's largest
telecommunications carrier, Verizon topped Wall Street's
expectations Wednesday by reporting 47% profit growth
in the first quarter on strong sales of wireless and
|04/29/2005 Nextel's First-Quarter
Wireless communication provider Nextel Communications
Inc. reported a drop Thursday in first-quarter earnings,
despite a surge in net subscriber additions, but said
it is on track to meet forecasts for the year.
|04/28/2005 Nokia Says
Nanotechnology May Help It Cut Costs
Top mobile phone maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE) could start
using nanotechnology in its phones within the next
two to three years to help keep costs low amid fierce
price pressures, a top official was quoted as saying.
Nanotechnology deals with manipulating particles one-billionth
of a meter in size, and promises benefits from a coating
of paint that last decades to faster acting and more
Ojanpera said the new technology would only be used
in phone components like casings in the first stage.
|04/28/2005 Verizon Tops
Forecasts With $1.76B Profit
Verizon Communications Inc. topped Wall Street forecasts
with a first-quarter profit of $1.76 billion as another
powerful showing by the wireless business helped drive
a 6.6 percent improvement in revenues.
Wednesday's report brought no hint of Verizon's next
move in a tense bidding war to acquire long-distance
carrier MCI Inc., which over the weekend embraced
a $9.75 billion offer from Qwest Communications International
Inc. Company officials declined comment on whether
Verizon will act by a Friday deadline to improve on
its $7.5 billion deal with MCI or possibly walk away
from the three-month affair.
|04/27/2005 SBC, Vonage
Working on 911 Service Access Deal
SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE:SBC - news) is in talks
to provide Internet telephone provider Vonage Holdings
Corp. with enhanced 911 emergency services for its
customers, after an initial fight between the two
Initially SBC rejected a request from Vonage to lease
access to the necessary equipment and databases, preferring
to focus on an industrywide effort. Now the two sides
are talking about a deal and going over technological
requirements, according to a letter from SBC made
available on Thursday.
|04/27/2005 FCC Chief Wants
911 Service for Internet Phones
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin
Martin said on Tuesday he would soon propose requiring
Internet-based telephone providers to offer their
customers emergency 911 dialing services.
After hearing reports of consumers having trouble
getting through to the police when dialing from an
Internet telephone, known as Voice over Internet Protocol
(VOIP), Martin said he wanted to address the problem
Calls to 911 with traditional telephones provide emergency
service dispatchers with the caller's number and address.
VOIP providers have limited access to the systems
connecting those calls to primary emergency lines
and location information is not always available.
|04/27/2005 Reports: Motorola,
Acer Mulling Stakes In Siemens' Cell Phone Business
Siemens is reportedly is in talks with Motorola and
Acer about partnerships regarding the German manufacturer's
unprofitable cell phone division.
EE Times reported Monday that Motorola is considering
a "major investment" in the German company's cell
phone division. Motorola is the second-largest seller
of cell phones worldwide, trailing only Nokia. Neither
Siemens nor Motorola would comment on the reports.
|04/27/2005 Nokia, Yahoo
Team Up on Phone Internet
New smartphones from top global mobile phone maker
Nokia will have pre-installed Internet services, like
email, from internet media company Yahoo Inc., Nokia
said on Tuesday.
We aim to get Yahoo's services on the phones in as
many countries and channels as possible," a Nokia
In the first quarter, Nokia shipped 5.4 million smartphones,
accounting for a 50 percent share of the global smartphone
market, research firm Canalys said earlier.
|04/26/2005 SBC Communications
earnings down, but surpass Wall Street estimates
SBC Communications Inc., the huge local phone company
that is buying AT&T Corp., on Monday reported
a 53 per cent drop in first-quarter earnings, with
part of the decline due to costs related to Cingular
Wireless's purchase of AT&T Wireless.
San Antonio-based SBC, second only to Verizon Communications
Inc. among local phone companies, earned $885 million
US, or 27 cents a share, in the three months ended
March 31, down from $1.94 billion, or 58 cents a share,
in the same quarter of 2004.
|04/25/2005 Panasonic Confirms
Exit From U.S. Cell Phone Market
A Panasonic spokesman Thursday confirmed reports
that the company has quietly stopped developing and
marketing phones in the U.S. market.
|04/25/2005 Easy Ways to
Recycle Old PCs and Cell Phones--Really!
Every Monday when the household recycling truck comes,
it's little bother for me to haul out my blue bin,
where throughout the week I pitch unwanted paper,
plastic, and glass. So why, then, is it so difficult
for me to get rid of my old PC, my crappy three-year-old
cell phone, and that Methuselah of a TV that I banished
to the garage ten years ago?
Recycling aged electronics always feels like a chore,
especially when you're trying to do it with little
or no expense of time and money. Now, EBay, the nation's
leading forum for selling used goods, is working to
ease your pain, through its Rethink Initiative.
EBay Becomes ReBay - Complete Article
|04/22/2005 NotePage Newsletter
- Latest News from NotePage and Communiation Software
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can also be viewed online at: http://www.notepage.net/newsletter020105.htm
The Bat! Integration
NotePage is pleased to announce a partnership wit
RITLabs. Now customers using The Bat! email client
in conjunction with NotePager Pro, can filter their
email messages sending urgent messages that meet pre-determined
conditions to their cell phone or pager.
Read More - http://www.notepage.net/ritlabs/the-bat.htm
Server's Alive Integration
Servers Alive's latest release integrates with NotePager
Pro. Servers Alive monitors and easily informs users
of system problems. By using NotePager Pro in combination
with Servers Alive, alerts can be sent to pagers and
cellular phones, adding another level of notification
to network management.
Read More - http://www.notepage.net/servers-alive/servers-alive.htm
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Free RSS to HTML Script
Most webmasters understand the potential benefits
of making RSS feeds available for viewing in a web
browser. FeedForAll's new rss2html.php script allows
users to create webpages that will always display
the most current information from the RSS feed, and
because the resulting page is pure HTML, it will be
in a format friendly to search engine robots. Using
rss2html.php webmasters can customize the format and
look of the web page created from the feed. The RSS
feed's contents can easily be integrated into an existing
website's theme. The rss2html.php script parses the
RSS file, extracts the pertinent information, formats
it, and serves it up as regular HTML.
A step by step tutorial to set PageGate up with NetIQ's
network monitoring. NetIQ can integrate with NotePage
Inc.'s PageGate application to add the ability to
send alerts to wireless messaging devices (pagers,
mobile phones, pims, etc.).
|04/21/2005 Cingular reports
$240 million first-quarter loss
Cingular Wireless LLC, the largest U.S. cellphone
provider, reported a $240 million US loss in the first
quarter despite solid growth in subscribers and revenue.
It also said Wednesday it cut 1,500 to 1,600 employee
jobs in the three-month period.
|04/21/2005 India Uses
SMS to Get Water, Issue Parliament Whips
India, where until recently it took years to get
a phone line and where lumbering government services
creak along slowly and sloppily, if at all, is cashing
in on the mobile phone boom to boost democratic efficiency.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and
the government and opposition "whips" responsible
for assembly attendance are now using Short Message
Service (SMS) to summon lawmakers for crucial votes
or to muster a quorum, officials say.
|04/20/2005 WiMax phone
NextWeb, a Fremont Internet service provider, plans
to announce today an Internet phone service that uses
a wireless technology known as WiMax.
The phone service will launch in cities across California
Certification of WiMax, a wireless technology backed
primarily by Intel, is expected as early as summer.
|04/20/2005 Lucent posts
higher Q2 earnings, plans to combine two units
Telecom equipment maker Lucent Technologies Inc.
reported Tuesday that second-quarter earnings quadrupled
from a year ago due to strong demand for wireless
network products, and said it will combine its mobility
and wireline businesses into a single unit.
|04/19/2005 Infinity Plans
to Broadcast to Cellphones in U.S.
Infinity Broadcasting said on Sunday it planned to
broadcast its programs to mobile phones in the United
States, and include text data for subscribers.
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The plan would let cellphone users view song titles
and artists' names, check concert dates, buy tickets,
ring tones and other content, and participate in station
|04/19/2005 Motorola Set
to Unveil iRadio for Cell Phones
Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT - news) is betting consumers
will pay to have it both ways, gaining control over
the content on their car radios and the flexibility
of taking their music with them on their cell phones
when they turn off their engines.
Motorola, the No. 2 maker of mobile telephones, is
set to unveil a service called iRadio that will let
users download preselected audio content from a range
of providers on their home computers, dump it on their
cell phones and listen to it on their car stereos.
|04/18/2005 Sony Ericsson
blames market, old products for quarterly profit dive
Mobile phone giant Sony Ericsson reported tumbling
profits for the first quarter, blaming a seaonally
weak market and admitting that its outdated product
range had failed to excite consumers.
|04/18/2005 Scrambler will
prevent cell phone leakage from Sistine Chapel: Vatican
A system has been set up to scramble any cellphone
communications between the Sistine Chapel and the
outside world during the secret conclave that will
elect the next pope, the Vatican said.
The step is an extra precaution, since cardinals as
well as Vatican personnel from medical staff to elevator
operators have been sworn to secrecy ahead of the
conclave, which is to begin Monday.
|04/15/2005 Lawmakers consider
easing telecom laws
A bill working its way through the General Assembly
would relax state oversight of large telephone companies,
which supporters say would spur competition and lead
to better service.
Others say the measure simply would raise rates.
Senate Bill 237 pits so-called "incumbent" phone companies
such as SBC, Sprint and CenturyTel mainly against
cable companies that are starting to offer local phone
|04/14/2005 Cingular Lets
Cellphone Users Hear It First
Cingular Wirelesss on Tuesday introduced a ring-tone
service that would deliver music singles either before
they are released or simultaneous with their debut
on the radio.
The service will offer songs from artists spanning
a variety of musical styles, including alternative
rock, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, pop, Latin and country.
The program also will include weekly text-message
updates from participating artists.
Plans to Go Wireless
Days after Philadelphia rolled out its plans to go
wireless, Minneapolis unveiled plans to provide wireless
Internet access to the city's business, residents,
governmental officials and visitors.
The city's RFP, to be issued Wednesday, is expected
to call for a privately owned, $15 million to $20
million citywide wireless and fiber-optic network.
Contracts are expected to be issued later this year.
The service should be available to residents late
|04/14/2005 Google Adds
New Services For Mobile Users
Google said Tuesday that it has launched more services
available to users of mobile devices.
Specifically, users will have access to driving directions
via SMS messages. In addition, they will have access
to local business services, the company said in a
statement. Google already has a mobile version of
its search capabilities.
Using the driving directions capabilities, users send
a query as a text message. This service is in addition
to existing search capabilities available via SMS,
the company said. After sending in the query, they
receive turn-by-turn driving instructions.
|04/14/2005 Study Finds
No Cancer-Cell Phone Link
A study published Tuesday in a medical journal found
no connection between the use of cell phones and increased
risk of brain tumors.
The study, conducted in Denmark, was published Tuesday
by the American Academy of Neurology. The study interviewed
427 people with brain tumors and 822 without tumors,
asking about their use of cell phones.
The study found no correlation between the development
of brain tumors and how frequently mobile phones were
used or how many years they were used for. Nor did
the study find any evidence that brain tumors were
more likely to occur on the side of the head most
used with cell phones.
|04/12/2005 Is Your Phone
Ready For Interactive TV?
Although interactive TV hasn't taken off in the home
and that mobile TV of any sort has yet to take off
in the marketplace, Ericsson Monday said it now is
offering interactive television for mobile devices.
The technology aligns short messaging service (SMS)
and multimedia messaging (MMS) with TV broadcasts
sent to devices, according to Ericsson. That will
enable users to do things such as vote to send messages
to TV producers or even personalities, according to
|04/12/2005 First Cell
Phone Was a True Brick
The brick weighed 2 pounds, offered just a half-hour
of talk time for every recharging and sold for $3,995.
Clunky and overpriced? Not in 1984, when consumers
lined up in droves to buy the first cellular phone
as soon as it hit the market. And certainly not to
Rudy Krolopp, lead designer of the Motorola DynaTAC
Krolopp, now 74 and retired, still gets a "warm fuzzy
feeling" thinking about the DynaTAC and knowing that
"a handful of us did something that was really significant."
This brick took over a decade to get to market.
|04/09/2005 Nextel Partners,
which has the exclusive right to offer Nextel wireless
services in the midsize and rural markets it serves,
and TowerCo have announced an agreement for the purchase,
construction and ownership of 300 cell towers.
Nextel Partners, which has the exclusive right to
offer Nextel wireless services in the midsize and
rural markets it serves, and TowerCo have announced
an agreement for the purchase, construction and ownership
of 300 cell towers.
|04/07/2005 Nokia To Manufacture
Wireless Phones In India
Finland's Nokia Corp. announced it has decided to
set up a manufacturing plant for mobile devices at
Chennai in southern India costing $100 to 150 million.
This will be the company's tenth mobile product production
|04/07/2005 MCI Rejects
Qwest's $8.9 Billion Offer
The board of MCI Inc. has rejected an $8.9 billion
buyout proposal from Qwest Communications, opting
instead to go with a lesser offer from Verizon Communications
In a statement early Wednesday, the MCI board said
the firm was "not willing to jeopardize the certainty
of its Verizon agreement for the uncertainties surrounding
the Qwest proposal."
|04/06/2005 Suspect's Phone
Tips Police to Burglary
Hawkins County authorities were waiting for two would-be
burglars after a cell phone in a suspect's pocket
accidentally dialed 911 and dispatchers overheard
them plotting the crime.
Authorities arrested Jason Anthony Arnold, 29, and
James Keith Benton, 38, both of Church Hill, and charged
them with burglary and theft over $500. Officers said
they tried to steal a refrigerator from a mobile home
The Hawkins County Sheriff's Department was tipped
off early Friday morning when dispatchers overheard
a 40-minute conversation from a cell phone about plans
to rob the dealership.
|04/05/2005 RIM: The Next
Will Research In Motion be the next Netscape, Novell
and WordPerfect? Microsoft is reportedly reworking
its Windows Mobile platform to be a BlackBerry killer
and it would be naive to think it will fail.
This is classic Microsoft. As in those other cases,
Microsoft started with no market share and ended up
owning the market. It let its competitors do the dirty
work of developing the market and creating demand
before bringing its muscle to bear. Now, those three
products and companies exist in some form, but long
gone is their market dominance or even importance.
|04/05/2005 Cheating via
cells rampant in NYC schools
Just when the city's school chancellor was considering
lifting a ban on cell phones, The New York Post reports
NYC students are using their cell phones to cheat
"Kids are using smuggled cell phones to send answers
to classmates, store electronic crib notes and even
photograph tests and pass them along to classmates,
The Post says the students interviewed say cell cheating
is rampant, thanks to text messaging and camera phones.
|04/04/2005 Vatican Used
SMS, Email to Announce Pope's Death
It took just minutes for the Vatican to alert the
world's media of Pope John Paul's death -- using text
messages and email so the 2,000-year-old Church could
meet the new demands of real-time news.
Just a quarter of an hour after the Pope was pronounced
dead Saturday at 9:37 p.m., the Vatican sent journalists
an SMS message alerting them to a pending statement.
|04/04/2005 High-tech ensures
giant pandas never more than a phone call away in China
Cutting-edge mobile telecommunications technology
ensures that the furry inhabitants of China's largest
panda reserve are never more than a phone call away,
state media said.
A recently installed broadband network at the Wolong
Giant Panda Nature Reserve in southwestern China provides
whole new opportunities for researchers involved in
saving the endangered species, Xinhua news agency
The network transmits real-time data on the pandas,
including photos and video signals, 24 hours a day
from any corner of the nature reserve, according to
|04/01/2005 Mobile phones
as blog tools
A new technology expected to launch in April promises
to turn cellular phones into mobile blogging tools.
The application, called ``Rabble,'' streamlines the
now-cumbersome process for publishing text or images
from a cell phone to a Weblog. It also creates a way
to search mobile blogs for items of interest -- from
homes for sale in a particular neighborhood to updated
tour information for a favorite band.
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