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|01/31/2007 Cell Phones
Part of Life|
Nguyen Huu Truc's trusty cell phone has
revolutionized his small embroidery business — and his
When he bought his first
mobile phone in 1995, Vietnam had just one fixed-line
phone for every 100 people, and cell phones were a
pricey novelty. Communication was difficult, forcing
Truc to make time-consuming trips to suppliers and
But these days, Vietnam has
33 telephones per 100 people — and two-thirds of the
phones are mobile. Now Truc can make calls on his cell
phone from virtually anywhere in the country for about
10 cents a minute, saving him time and money and
providing quicker access to information.
cell phones part of life
|01/30/2007 Thief Returns
Cell Phone Because of Text Messages|
A Chinese thief has returned a mobile phone and
thousands of yuan he stole from a woman after she sent
him 21 touching text messages, Xinhua news agency said
Pan Aiying, a
teacher in the eastern province of Shandong, had her bag
containing her mobile phone, bank cards and money
snatched by a man riding a motorcycle as she cycled home
on Friday, Xinhua said, citing the Qilu Evening
Pan first thought of calling
the police but she decided to try to persuade the young
man to return her bag.
She called her lost
phone with her colleague's cell phone but was
disconnected. Then she began sending text
|01/29/2007 Text Message
A novel whose narrative consists entirely of
mobile phone text messages has been published in
"The Last Messages"
tells the story of a fictitious information-technology
executive in Finland who resigns from his job and
travels throughout Europe and India, keeping in touch
with his friends and relatives only through text
|01/28/2007 2006 Cell
Phone Shipments Top 1 Billion|
Cell phone makers shipped more than 1 billion
handsets for the first time in 2006, driven by a strong
holiday season in which shipments rose nearly 20 percent
to a record 295 million devices, the technology research
firm IDC reported Thursday.
|01/23/2007 RSS as a
Communication Tool - New Software for
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|01/22/2007 More Motorola
Motorola Inc., the world's second-largest mobile
phone maker, announced 3,500 job cuts after reporting a
sharp fall in earnings due to an industry price war.
The US company's revenues
surged by 17 percent to a record 11.8 billion dollars in
the fourth quarter through December, thanks to robust
worldwide demand for the latest
But its net profits
slumped 48 percent to 624 million dollars, as the
company was forced to slash prices to keep up with
competition for share of a market that is dominated by
Price Cuts Hitting New Models|
The wave of cell phone price cuts already has hit
Research in Motion's newest BlackBerry model, the Pearl.
T-Mobile USA slashed its Pearl
price from $199 to $149 this month. The move matches
recent Pearl price cuts from Verizon Wireless and
|01/21/2007 Smelly Phones
Premier in Japan|
Apple is not the only kit maker causing waves with
its latest device. Japanese mobile giant NTT DoCoMo has
launched handsets promising scents and a double
The DoCoMo mobile
smelly phone is the SO703i from
Sony Ericsson, which uses scented sheets that produce an
aroma when the device is opened.
|01/20/2007 Cell Phones
Are Dirtier than Shoes|
The irradiated warmth of a cellphone's interior is
a vile, germ-infested bath loaded with more pathogens
than any surface in your home, according to a study
conducted by cell phone retailer Dial-a-Phone.
Dial-a-phone swabbed everyday
household objects from toilet seats (which are actually
very clean) to keyboards and the bottoms of shoes (which
are not.) The results indicate that every time you heft
that slab of plastic and silicon to your head, you're
not only risking a Scanners-like explosive demise, but a
genuine risk of illness.
Cell Phones Dirtier than Shoes
|01/17/2007 US Man Burned
By Mobile Phone|
A US man has been badly burned in a fire resulting
from a spontaneously-combusting mobile phone.
Tweedy confirmed that "from the burn patterns
on Picaso's clothes and body, it was clear the fire
began in the right front pocket of his polyester-blend
slacks". He elaborated: "There were no matches. There
were no lighters. He wasn't smoking. The only source was
the phone that was in his pocket. I know he didn't
|01/16/2007 AT&T to
AT&T Inc.'s planned rebranding of Cingular
Wireless cellphone service under the AT&T name - not
AT&T Wireless - is slated to start next week with a
multimedia ad campaign announcing what's expected to be
a multi-month transition.
|01/16/2007 Land Line
Phone Carriers Fighting Back|
If you're ditching your home phone to go wireless
only, your local phone company has your number. The
problem, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile say, is the local
phone giants don't want to give that number up.
In a recent petition to the
Federal Communications Commission, the two cellphone
carriers say local phone companies are making it
difficult for consumers to transfer land-line numbers to
wireless phones. And they say that's dissuading many
people from using mobile phones
Nuisance Text Messages = $256|
A court has ordered a Chinese production company
to pay $256 to a man who received over 3,000 text
messages after his phone number was used in a TV
|01/09/2007 Live Mobile
Verizon Wireless, said on Sunday it would bring live
television to its handsets this quarter using a network
run by Qualcomm Inc., as it seeks new revenue beyond
Nokia said yesterday that it had sold close to 40
million multimedia phones in 2006 and nearly 70 million
The largest cell phone maker, Nokia, unveiled slim
new multimedia handsets at the Las Vegas Consumer
Electronics Show in an answer to stiff competition from
rivals such as Motorola.
|01/09/2007 Nokia Heading
Nokia will provide wireless network infrastructure
and develop WiMax-enabled mobile devices, including
multimedia computers and Internet
Raises Pay-As-You-Go Rates|
Cingular Wireless is raising the text messaging
rate for customers without a monthly texting plan to 15
cents per message sent or received, an increase of 5
The increase comes two
months after an identical move by Sprint Nextel Corp.,
which also raised the rate for pay-as-you-go texting
from 10 cents to 15 cents per message.
|01/08/2007 Motorola Cuts
Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 maker of cell
phones, lowered its forecast for quarterly results on
Thursday due to a shortfall at its mobile devices unit.
The earnings warning made late
on Thursday fell far below Wall Street expectations and
could be the result of a fiercer price contest between
Motorola and its larger rival,
|01/02/2007 Cell Phones
Japanese drivers wondering whether they had too
much to drink can now seek advice from their mobile
telephones.Japan's second largest mobile operator KDDI
Corp. has helped develop a combined breathilizer and
telephone that will let bus and taxi companies know if
their drivers can take the wheel.
|01/02/2007 Cabs to Test
Cell Signal Strength|
Ever wanted to stuff that "Can you hear me now?"
guy into the trunk of your car and take him on a tour of
those maddening spots where your cell phone won't work?
One telecommunications company has a plan to do the
|01/01/2007 FCC Aproved
AT&T and BellSouth Merger|
Yesterday afternoon, the FCC voted to approve the
massive AT&T and BellSouth merger. The vote came
only after AT&T offered a range of additional
conditions meant to satisfy the Democratic
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