Category Archives: Web/Tech
Rating: six way fight
Wow. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has received no fewer than six candidates for providing the next generation of mobile networks which is commonly referred to as 4G. The ITU calls it IMT-Advanced.
This situation is very reminiscent of the fight which took place over 3G where, effectively, three different versions [...]
Rumours surfaced last Friday about a group of private investors who were pooling resources to buy Skype from eBay. Today, more reports are emerging that eBay may be only moments away from confirming the sale – at a much smaller figure than it originally paid. But what’s the history behind this deal, and why is eBay selling? Continue reading
Despite a healthy level of global interest and excitement surrounding WiMAX, Malaysian operator Packet One (P1) Networks reports it has fallen short of its subscriber target. When the service launched a year ago, P1 expected to have 100,000 subscribers by now – but has announced 80,000. Continue reading
China Mobile CEO Wang Jianzhou continues his 9-day tour Taiwan today, and has announced two new deals with Taiwanese companies. Wireless chipmaker MediaTek will be creating 3G chips for China Mobile devices, while Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute will be working with it on 4G technologies. Continue reading
NVIDIA had some good news today, officially confirming the presence of its Tegra chip on the Zune HD. But rival chip maker AMD had its own announcement. AMD claims that its discrete mobile graphics chips have swept to the top spot in the market, claiming 53% of the discrete mobile market. But is that just a case of trying to rain on NVIDIAs parade, or is it actually a big win for AMD?
Dairy Queen has been playing heavily with mobile solutions for its marketing needs. At the end of April it announced great results from an idle-screen campaign, and now they’ve gone with an RFID loyalty rewards scheme. The new tech is the first implementation of RFID mobile marketing from a company called Tetherball, who specialise in [...]
Intel has announced that it has invested $43 million dollars into Japanese mobile internet company UQ Communications. The 4G mobile network should be launched by the start of next month, with Intel also providing the embedded tech required to connect to the service.
Intel has been working with UQ for a good while now – next [...]
Tesco today announced that customers can purchase laptops and mobile broadband as part of a bundle through its www.tescocontractmobilephones.com site. As part of the introduction, customers will be able to pick up the actual laptops for free. The only cost currently incurred is the monthly fee for the mobile broadband. But it should go without [...]
NVIDIA Corporation today announced 12 mobile Internet devices. Various industry partners will be creating high-def MIDs running on the new Tegra processor, which NVIDIA claims is “the world’s smallest and lowest power computer-on-a-chip”. This news has created quite a stir, so we’ve looked around to see what the word is.
What do they mean by computer-on-a-chip? [...]
Discretix today announced the launch of its DRM service for the Intel Mobile Internet Device, codenamed “Moorestown“. The security providers Multi-Scheme DRM client has been now been optimized to run on Moorestown, and the Linux-based Moblin OS. But does DRM really have a place in the long run?
Discretix specialises in embedded security tech for all [...]
AT&T has officially announced that the BlackBerry Curve 8900 will be available from them tomorrow. Except that it’s already available over on their website. Error or easter egg? You decide!
The phone is reportedly selling for $199, with a two-year contract. It really is sexy as hell, if you’re into Blackberrys. Even if you’re not, a [...]
Here’s a cool marketing idea from Air New Zealand. Tonight at 9:30pm in Los Angeles, a digital billboard will be fired up with a 1970′s style airline pilot on it. The animated character will respond to requests texted to a shortcode by mobile device owners. He can perform over 150 actions, inlcuding eating, moonwalking and [...]