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09/29/2007 Armani Cell Phone

You might be what you drive, what you eat, and, if Samsung and Armani have their way, what you dial. Italian designer Giorgio Armani has teamed up with Samsung to design a series of consumer electronics devices, beginning with a mobile phone.


An appropriately ultraslim phone -- the size of a credit card and 9.9 millimeters thick -- was scheduled to be unveiled on Monday at Armani's spring and summer fashion show in Milan.

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09/25/2007 Text Message Last Contact

Nailah Franklin was last heard from Tuesday, when she sent an uncharacteristically vague text message to friends and family saying that she was having dinner and that she would call later. She never did.

Days earlier, Franklin had filed a police report saying she had been getting threatening phone calls.


09/18/2007 Virgin America Cell Service

AirCell is partnering with Virgin America to offer Wi-Fi broadband Internet services on the airlines flights in the continental U.S. in 2008.


09/18/2007 New E911 Rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has adopted new rules requiring wireless telephone providers to move toward testing location-based emergency dialing service at the local level.


The FCC late Tuesday opposed regulations that require wireless providers to phase in testing of enhanced 911, or E911, dialing services over the next five years. E911 allows emergency dispatchers to pinpoint the location of callers.
Until now, wireless providers have been able to test and report the E911 location accuracy on a regional or statewide basis. But the new rules would require wireless carriers to provide the FCC with local accuracy information.

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09/18/2007 More NTP Lawsuits

NTP Inc., the patent-owning entity that got $612 million out of a suit against BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd., has hit the nation's top four wireless carriers with similar lawsuits.


The cases, filed last Friday in the federal district court in Richmond, contend that the carriers infringe on eight patents related to wireless e-mail that were granted between 1995 and 2001 to Thomas Campana, whose inventions became NTPs portfolio. The defendants are AT&T Inc., Deutsche Telekom AGs T-Mobile USA, Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group PLC.

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09/17/2007 Cell Phone Results

Cellular phones do not pose short-term health risks, but it remains too soon to say whether they can cause brain cancer or whether children face greater risks than adults, British scientists said on Wednesday.


Publishing the largest UK investigation into possible health problems from mobile technology, scientists said the six-year program found no evidence that short-term mobile phone use affected brain function or could cause brain cancer.

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09/17/2007 Mobile Phones Not Responsible for Death of Bees

Recent claims that mobile phone signals may be responsible for the decline in honeybee numbers have been quashed by research.


In April Landau University in Germany suggested that the mobile phone signals were confusing bees and leading to their death from CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). The disease paralyses bees so they then die outside the hives. It has been responsible for the deaths of between 50 and 90 percent of commercially managed bees in the U.S. alone.

A three-year scientific study conducted at U.S. universities has uncovered a virus which is thought to have come from imported bees and royal jelly and then spread through apiaries, causing the death of the bees.

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09/16/2007 Qualcomm vs Nokia

The U.S. International Trade Commission last weekend opened a hearing in a case in which U.S. chip maker Qualcomm Inc accused Nokia of infringing some of its patents in cellphones using the GSM technology.


Nokia said it was confident its products did not infringe on Qualcomm patents in the case.


09/11/2007 Never Forget


09/06/2007 All Clear on Cell Phones in Hospital

Anyone who has been inside a hospital probably has been cut off from relatives and colleagues because of a common rule: no cellphones. But some health care facilities are creating wireless networks to let patients, family members, physicians and staff members use their phones.


09/06/2007 Parental Controls Provide Teen Censorship

It may be something of a teenage nightmare: limits on when a wireless phone can make and receive calls and to whom, restrictions on text messages and talk time, and set allowances for ring tones and other downloads — all at a parent's fingertips.

AT&T Inc., the nations largest wireless carrier, will launch a service Tuesday giving parents that kind of wide-ranging control on almost all of its 63.7 million subscriber lines.


09/06/2007 Carriers in Hot Water Over 911

U.S. regulators said on Thursday they had proposed penalizing three wireless carriers which the government says failed to meet new stricter standards for being able to locate cellular telephone callers in an emergency.


The Federal Communications Commission said it proposed fines totaling $2.825 million against Sprint Nextel Corp, Alltel Corp, and United States Cellular Corp for failing to meet the new standards.

The new standards require all carriers to ensure that by the end of 2005, 95 percent of their subscribers have handsets with enhancements that would enable emergency workers to locate someone who has dialed 911 from a cellular telephone.

Carriers in Hot Water Over 911 Standards


09/05/2007 Text Message Source of Arrests

Malaysian police have set up a special police task force to investigate mobile telephone text messages amid fears they could incite racial violence, the Star newspaper reported Friday.


The paper said police have arrested two more men for sending the messages, taking the total to four detained under a tough security law that allows them to be held without trial.

The details of the text message were not released.

Text Message Imprisons Citizens


09/04/2007 Google Patented A SMS Payment System

A new patent application published by Google gives a unique insight into a possible mobile version of Google Checkout.

The Text Message Payment patent, filed on February 28th 2006, details how text messages could be used to pay for goods from vending machines and retailers as well as secure methods for validating larger payment amounts.


08/28/2007 Campus Wide Messaging Answer to Security Concerns

Many Universities are implementing campus wide messaging using cell phones and pagers as a means to alleviate security concerns. As students return to school they are becoming connected to security officials using their mobile phones and text messaging. The trend has been comforting to parents everywhere.


08/27/2007 Wireless Vendors Chosen for European Launch

Apple has chosen its carriers for the iPhone launch in Europe, according to a report published Tuesday in the Financial Times. The report, citing unnamed sources, said the chosen partners are T-Mobile Deutschland for Germany, O2 in the UK, and Orange SA for France.


08/27/2007 Stolen Wireless Access

Police officers in London arrested a 39-year-old man using his laptop to access someone elses wireless Internet connection on Tuesday. His actions could potentially breach the Computer Misuse Act and the Communications Act, according to a Metropolitan Police Service statement.


08/26/2007 Battery Recall Costs Covered by Manufacturer

Matsushita Electric Industrial will cover the direct costs of a battery recall affecting 46 million Nokia mobile phones, which could be as high as $172 million.


MEI is the parent company of Matsushita Battery Industrial, which manufactured the batteries.


08/20/2007 Skype Back Online

Skype announced late Friday that all users could now again log on to the voice-over-IP service, marking the end of an outage that affected millions and lasted more than 48 hours.


08/20/2007 Safety Network

The US nation emergency communication system is inadequate, and the government has come up with a solution — a nationwide wireless broadband network that will operate on a highly valuable portion of the publicly owned airwaves.

While legislators and bureaucrats have embraced the idea, they have not dedicated funds to pay for it. For that, the plan depends on private investors.

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08/20/2007 New Sony Phone

With the launch of its K770 Cyber-shot phone, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications hopes to narrow the quality gap between dedicated digital cameras and mobile phones with integrated cameras.The phone also includes a built-in media player, FM radio turner, support for Bluetooth wireless, and a battery that is good for up to 10 hours of talk time.


08/15/2007 Nokia Batteries

Nokia warned Tuesday that up to 46 million batteries used in some of its cell phones could be faulty and pose a risk of overheating.


08/15/2007 Stylish Cellphones

Trendy dorm furnishings and stylish cell phones should spur U.S. college students and their parents to spend nearly 9 percent more on back-to-school items this year, according to a survey released on Tuesday.


08/08/2007 FCC Shakeup

The Federal Communications Commission voted to shake up the wireless market last week by approving rules for a big airwaves auction that would require the winner to make them accessible to any cell phone or other device.


08/07/2007 Chinese Mobile Users with War Movies

Chinese mobile phone users can now download film clips of the Korean War and stirring military anthems to celebrate the founding of the Peoples Liberation Army.


08/06/2007 Priority Support

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08/02/2007 Upgrade Reminders

Customers who have taken the opportunity to upgrade to PageGate v5 love the new features! If you have not already upgraded consider upgrading now.


08/02/2007 Verizon Wireless to Buy Rural Cellular

Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 US wireless service, said it would buy Rural Cellular Corp for $757 million in cash to save on roaming costs and expand its customer base.


08/01/2007 Book Written on Mobile Phone

An Italian writer decided to put his mobile phone to good use during his daily commute to and from work -- by writing a book. Robert Bernocco, an IT professional took advantage of his travel time by writing a 384-page science fiction novel, Compagni di Viaggo (Fellow Travelers), on his Nokia using the phone.


07/27/2007 Apple iPhone Numbers Not as Glowing as Hoped

AT&T Inc. wiped some of the glow off Apple iPhone on Tuesday, releasing numbers that showed fewer people than expected signed up for service in the first two days of the multimedia cell phone's release.


AT&T the iPhone exclusive carrier said it activated 146,000 iPhones on June 29 and 30, a number that disappointed investors following some analyst forecasts that Apple would sell 500,000 or more iPhones in its first weekend.

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