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2010-05-13 06:20:00

The use of mobile phones as an only source of telecommunications in the United States is on the rise, with one in four households reporting they had only mobile phones and no landlines at the end of 2009, according to data released on Wednesday. 24.5 percent of US households reported having only a mobile phone plan in the last six months of the year, preliminary data released by the National Health Interview Survey showed. The percentages translate to about 52 million adults and 19 million...

2010-05-06 07:00:01

Swedish company Ericsson said on Wednesday that the number of people worldwide using broadband connectivity to access the Internet is expected to increase from 400 million today to as many as 3.5 billion by 2015. Global mobile broadband would soar within the next five years to the same levels as the second-generation mobile phone services we see today as well. About 3.5 billion people around the globe use these services today, while only about 400 million have access to 3G mobile broadband...

2010-04-26 14:35:00

MADRID, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Telefonica, one of the world's largest telecommunications operators, and Myriad Group, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, announced today that Myriad has been selected to provide social networking aggregation services to Telefonica's mobile subscribers across 12 countries in Latin America. Marketed under Telefonica's Movistar brand, Myriad services will enable mobile users to simultaneously access multiple social...

2010-04-22 10:21:58

A new decades-long study launches today to investigate whether there is a link between the use of mobile phones and long-term health problems such as cancer. The cohort study on mobile communications (COSMOS) forms part of the Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme. The international study will run for 20-30 years and will follow the health of at least 250,000 participants aged 18-69 in five European countries. The UK arm of COSMOS is being led by a research team from...

2010-02-24 08:05:00

A U.N. agency said on Tuesday that mobile phone subscriptions will buck the economic crisis and top five billion this year, but high speed Internet remains a "digital divide" between rich and developing countries. According to the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) report on developments in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector, there were 4.6 billion mobile subscriptions globally by the end of 2009, which corresponds to a penetration rate of 67 percent. The...

2010-02-16 03:25:00

BARCELONA, Spain, February 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oberthur Technologies, the world's second largest provider of smart card solutions and Vivo, the largest mobile phone service provider in Brazil and South America, have partnered to offer a movement-based SIM solution for mobile phones. SIMSense, a motion detection-capable SIM card functions independently of the handset and allows for easy access to applications. By simply shaking, taping or tilting the phone, users can...

2010-02-14 23:01:00

MADRID, NEWTON, Mass. and BARCELONA, Spain. Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- 2010 GSMA Mobile World Congress - Telefonica, one of the world's leaders in the telecommunications sector, and MoreMagic Solutions, a leading mobile solutions provider, announced today that U.S. friends and family of Telefonica customers are now able to recharge Movistar mobile phones throughout Latin America, with recharge services delivered via MoreMagic Solutions International Recharge Hub. Telefonica operates twelve...

2010-01-04 10:27:00

72% of Survey Respondents Say Current and Upcoming Texting While Driving Bans by States Will Not Alter Their Use of a Cell Phone While Driving According to Cellcontrol BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- cellcontrol, a leading supplier of driving while distracted solutions, announced today a new study that shows a majority of drivers still use cell phones while on the road even though its proven to be more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. The study was conducted...

2009-12-21 13:35:00

A state Representative in Maine is attempting to enact legislation that would make the small but populous East Coast state the first in the union to require cell phones to bear a cancer warning label, according to the Associated Press.  Despite scientific data that is at best dubious and inconclusive, Democratic Representative Andrea Boland says that she has convinced enough legislative leaders to bring her bill to the debate floor in the first session of 2010, citing various studies in...

2009-10-16 13:54:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phoning while driving and texting behind the wheel are in the news. This is the highway safety issue of the moment, the subject of cartoons and, on a more serious side, the focus of legislation. A key question is whether such laws succeed in changing patterns of driver cellphone use. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety researchers recently conducted a new round of observations of driver use of hand-held phones in 3 jurisdictions...

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The History of Mobile Phone Technology
2014-07-14 13:56:38

Smartphones and feature phones are as common now as traditional landline phones were for decades. These handheld devices are so popular that many homes now only use mobile phones, increasingly pushing landline devices into the obsolete category. But while the popularity of mobile connectivity is vast today, it is still a very young technology when compared to its landline counterparts, which have been in existence since the mid-1800s. To be clear, the history of the mobile phone focuses on...

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