BlackBerry Shows Off its First Flip-Phone

September 12, 2008

 

Research In Motion (RIM) has shown off its first ever flip phone – the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone. The quad-band EDGE and Wi-Fi based BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone features two color displays, and the external LCD makes it easy to preview incoming emails, text messages and phone calls without opening the handset, while the large, 240 x 320 internal LCD displays messages, videos and web pages.

“The popularity of BlackBerry smartphones has grown tremendously around the world and the introduction of this exciting new flip phone will help extend the reach of the BlackBerry platform even further,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry Pearl Flip is a full-featured smartphone with a unique and friendly design and it is a natural choice for flip phone users who want to start doing more with their phone than just talk.


BlackBerry Shows Off its First Flip-Phone

September 12, 2008

Research In Motion (RIM) has shown off its first ever flip phone – the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone. The quad-band EDGE and Wi-Fi based BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone features two color displays, and the external LCD makes it easy to preview incoming emails, text messages and phone calls without opening the handset, while the large, 240 x 320 internal LCD displays messages, videos and web pages.

“The popularity of BlackBerry smartphones has grown tremendously around the world and the introduction of this exciting new flip phone will help extend the reach of the BlackBerry platform even further,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry Pearl Flip is a full-featured smartphone with a unique and friendly design and it is a natural choice for flip phone users who want to start doing more with their phone than just talk.


Free SMS

June 4, 2008

Send Free SMS to any mobile in India. YouMint allows its members to send Free SMS and also they get paid for incoming SMS too. YouMint is a new service that could alter the way advertisers reach out to mobile consumers. YouMint has enabled advertisers to reach out to a large base of users who have opted in to receive advertising on their mobile. This is one service to look out for!


New system to deliver e-coupons over broadcast mobile TV

October 2, 2006

Today DoCoMo and Japanese broadcaster Nippon Television Network Corporation announced a system to deliver electronic coupons to mobile phones via digital terrestrial broadcast mobile TV.

The preferred mobile TV system in Japan is OneSeg – a form of digital terrestrial broadcast TV. Since it went live in April this year, operators have launched several mobile handsets which can receive the signal. As it’s digital, OneSeg offers the interesting possibility to combine data with the broadcast signal and there have been a few experimental services such as baseball programmes which offer viewers additional statistics on demand. This latest service is the first idea to really push the boundries of what broadcast mobile TV can do – offering coupons you can redeem at retailers direct from your mobile.

The coupons are delivered as Toruca e-coupons. The Toruca system uses the FeliCa contactless IC chip used by wallet phones so consumers can redeem them directly at retailers by holding their phone over an ic reader-writer touchpoint. The interesting point about this new system is that the coupons can be combined with video clips taken from the TV show to offer content-specific marketing. For example, the service provides the possibility of combining a coupon with a clip of a cooking recipe. The coupons can also be forwarded to friends through email or infrared, presenting some interesting viral marketing opportunities. The new system seems like a great opportunity for marketers to produce some integrated marketing campaigns using the mobile and a lucrative way for operators to monetize broadcast digital TV which lies outside of their billing control.

Source: http://wirelessfederation.com/news/new-system-to-deliver-e-coupons-over-broadcast-mobile-tv/


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October 1, 2006

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Spanish regulator listens to operators on termination cuts

September 30, 2006

The Spanish telecoms regulator has softened its proposed cuts on termination rates after operators’ complaints. The CMT had wanted to halve the rates charged by operators when rival operators’ calls finish on their networks. Its proposals would have seen all operators charging EUR 0.06 by 2008 after a progressive series of reductions. At a meeting on 28 September, however, the CMT decided to cut rates between 41 and 47 percent over a period of two, rather than three, years. The new measures start from October and will oblige Telefonica Moviles (Movistar) to cut interconnection prices by 41.52 percent, Vodafone by 42.66 percent and Amena-Orange by 46.76 percent. By September 2009, all three operators will have to charge the same rate of EUR 0.07. The CMT is hoping the termination rate cuts will be passed on to final consumer prices. The Federation of Consumers in Action (FACUA) criticised the CMT’s compromise with operators, saying the final cuts were insufficient. The rates “will continue to exceed the limits set by Brussels to a disproportionate extent”, it said.

Source- http://www.telecompaper.com


Siemens: Examines Legal Options On BenQ Unit Insolvency

September 30, 2006

Siemens said it is examining its legal position against BenQ, following the Taiwanese company’s decision to stop offering financial support to its German mobile operations, which is likely to lead to bankruptcy of the unit.

The continuation of German business was an important consideration when the conglomerate reached a deal to have BenQ produce phones under the Siemens name, the company said.

The continuation of the business in Germany was an important factor in Siemens’ decision to sell the mobile operations to BenQ, the company said.

Thus Siemens agreed that BenQ could use the Siemens brand-name for up to five years.

In the past, Siemens only agreed to the use of its brand name in exceptional cases in long-term partnerships, such as in the joint venture Fujitsu-Siemens Computers.

In addition, Siemens said it gave considerable finance to BenQ for patent investment and transferring the IT-infrastructure.

Both parties’ intentions for the long-term operation of Siemens former mobile business, isn’t reflected in the current situation, Siemens said.

Source- http://www.cellular-news.com


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