Nokia 7705 Twist puts a new twist on messaging

Verizon Wireless and Nokia introduce the Nokia 7705 Twist, a fun phone with a unique square shape that swivels open to reveal a full QWERTY keypad. The phone's shortcut buttons provide quick access to messaging, the 3.0 megapixel camera, Web browsing, V CAST Music with Rhapsody®, voice commands, and speakerphone options. The Contact Light Ring, located in the lower right corner, can be customized to identify a message or a call from...

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US: AT&T adding HSPA 7.2 to 6 cities this year

AT&T today announced details of its rollout plans for High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 technology, which will provide a considerable speed boost to what is already the nation's fastest 3G mobile broadband network. Supporting this HSPA 7.2 initiative is AT&T's ongoing deployment of additional backhaul capacity to cell sites. These backhaul connections add critical capacity to the network to support today's unprecedented...

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UK: T-Mobile + Orange = True?

Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile and France Telecom's Orange are to announce they are in exclusive talks to form a joint venture, according to sources close to the deal. Three sources told Reuters today that the two firms will announce as early as Tuesday that they are in exclusive talks on forming a venture. However the sources said the deal is not sealed yet. The news follows rumours that bids by Vodafone and Telefonica for T-Mobile last...

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Spotify launches iPhone and Android app

Spotify finally opened up its services for mobile users by launching apps for the iPhone and Android simultaneously. The music streaming service will be available to premium subscribers in the UK, Sweden, Spain, France and Norway. Both applications can be downloaded for free from the Apple app store or Android Market....

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Nokia trials its first internet modem supporting LTE technology

Nokia today introduced its first ever Long Term Evolution (LTE) capable internet modem, which is based on Nokia’s own LTE modem technology development. The Nokia Internet Modem RD-3 is available to be used in LTE technology development together with various network vendors, measurement equipment manufacturers and operators. “Nokia is committed to supporting industry activities aimed at maturing LTE technology to enable the first...

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MMS Comes to AT&T and iPhone on September 25

The US Operator AT&T finally activates the support for sending and receiving MMS on the iPhone. Here's the press release from AT&T: We know many of our iPhone customers are eager for an update on our rollout schedule for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). We've been working for the past several months to prepare our systems and network to ensure the best possible experience with MMS when it launches - and that launch date is:...

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