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Cyber-criminals may be targeting iPhone launch

Timothy Chui The Standard 06/25/2008

The true cost of building an iPhone

The Sydney Morning Herald 06/25/2008

A proliferation of malicious software for mobile phones has been predicted for the launch of the latest Apple iPhone, according to F-secure's security labs.

www.smh.com.au

The cheapest model of Apple's new iPhone, which is about to go on sale for $US199 in the US, costs about $US173 to make, according to an estimate by research firm iSuppli Corp.

Symbian Shifts Mobile World to Open Source

Nancy Gohring PC World 06/25/2008
www.phonesreview.co.uk

It's quite an attention-grabber. Starting in July, T-Mobile USA will begin offering to pay off your mortgage or make your rent payments. It'll even give away two brand-new homes. It's all part of a new marketing campaign by the wireless operator, but the push isn't to promote a wireless service. T-Mobile is making all this noise over the fact that it's now selling home telephone service

www.themoneytimes.com

Symbian's decision to make its source code freely available tips the scales in favor of open-source software in smartphones and could make it harder for Microsoft, and even other open-source platforms like Google's Android and Linux, to compete.

Nokia buys Symbian, opens it for war with Google Android

With Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android platform getting all the press these days, it’s easy to forget that another company, Nokia, is still by far and away the worldwide leader in mobile sales. It is a sleeping giant. And with the two noisy newcomers in its cave, it has awoken — and it’s hungry.

www.cnet.co.uk

The tech business can be a lot like WWE wrestling: when the going gets tough, your best bet is to tag-team the competition and hit them with a chair. Enter Motorola and Kodak, two brands that are losing their once almighty grip in their respective fields because of a smorgasbord of heavyweight opponents.

Apple's control may boost delayed Android

Nick Farrell The Inquirer 06/24/2008
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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia Corp (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is buying out other shareholders of handset software firm Symbian Ltd and will make the software royalty-free to respond to new rivals such as Google (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

paphotos.com

APPLE'S CONTROL obsession is playing into the hands of its rival Google.

HTC's iPhone killer touches down

Louisa Hearn FairfaxDigital 06/24/2008

Google's cell phone plans hit delays, Journal says

Eric Auchard Reuters.com 06/24/2008
HTC Touch Diamond

HTC has unleashed its answer to the iPhone with the new Touch Diamond handset, set to be released in an exclusive tie-up with Telstra next month.

reuters.com

Mobile phones under development by Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and its partners face slipping delivery schedules, with the first phones not likely to arrive until late 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Google's Mobile-Handset Plans Are Slowed

Jessica E. Vascellaro and Amol Sharma The Wall Street Journal 06/23/2008
A screen image of Google's gWalk application running on the Android cellphone software the company is developing for a new breed of handsets.

Google Inc. is learning that changing the cellphone industry isn't easy. The Internet giant and more than 30 partners announced in November a bold plan for a new breed of handsets based on a suite of mobile software called Android. At the time, Google said it planned to have the new phones on the market by the second half of this year.

The Nokia N96 is made specifically for video and television.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Tero Ojanpera is an unlikely media entrepreneur. Mr. Ojanpera, a veteran Nokia executive, is not a fan of “American Idol,” although he says he enjoys it from time to time. And when he tried to watch a recent episode of “Hannah Montana,” one of his sons switched the channel.

World’s Largest Working Cell Phone?

Weird Asia News 06/20/2008

Nokia Connection 2008

Hardwarezone.com 06/20/2008
World’s Largest Working Cell Phone?

Mr. Tan, an electronic lover in Jeling, China, recently made a massive 3-foot tall replica of his favorite cell phone.

www.hardwarezone.com

Nokia unveiled two new stylish email-optimised devices – the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 at Nokia Connection 2008 in Singapore. The event also gave journalists, industry analysts and industry partners from across the region a close look at its latest range of devices from Nokia Eseries to Nokia Nseries and Xpress Music phones, enhancements, as well as an array of services currently being offered in the market.

Samsung Electronics to build $ 1-B microchip plant in Clark

Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat Mb.com.ph 06/20/2008
www.technologiescomplete.com

Global giant Samsung Electronics is investing $ 1 billion in a 30-hectare lot in Clark Special Economic Zone after almost a year of intense courtship by the Philippine government to locate its microchip manufacturing facility in the country.

Official launch Samsung Omnia

Presentation of the Samsung Omnia i900 at the global launch in Singapore

Why iPhone Wannabes Don't Cut It

Stephen H. Wildstrom BusinessWeek 06/19/2008
Why iPhone Wannabes Don't Cut It

Apple's influence on high-tech markets has long exceeded the company's relatively small market share, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the wireless phone market. Barely a year after it introduced the original iPhone, Apple (AAPL) has redefined the wireless handset.

Sony Ericsson officially launch C905

Sony Ericsson has finally official with C905. This slider features fantastic 8.1 MP camera with face recognition and image stabilization sensors and Xenon flash.

 
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Twenty-six new printing devices for business efficiency were recently unveiled by Samsung Philippines in the Manila launch at Greenbelt in Makati. The launching is part of the Samsung Printing InspirAsia Tour 2008 campaign that aims to place Samsung to the top two market position by delivering increased efficiency and flexibility to help businesses of all sizes maximize their returns on investment.

 
 

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