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2010-02-12 01:00:00

BOSTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- OnePIN, Inc., the world's leading provider of social address book solutions, today announced that Vodafone is enabling their 16 million mobile subscribers in Turkey to extend their social networks with one-click on their mobile phones thanks to CallerXchange, OnePIN's contact exchange service. This peer-to-peer service, branded as Vodafone Kartvizit, allows users to easily connect and stay connected to friends, family and business associates - enhancing the...

2009-11-03 08:00:00

ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSI) announced that SOFTBANK TELECOM Corp. a wholly owned subsidiary of SOFTBANK Corp., will be the first customer to commercially deploy its NetRing(TM) Transport Network product portfolio (NetRing(TM) TN). NetRing(TM) TN includes new multiprotocol label switching - transport profile (MPLS-TP) solutions designed to overhaul existing mobile backhaul networks, provide Ethernet services and deliver broadband...

2009-10-21 01:00:00

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, October 21 /PRNewswire/ -- - LG, RIM, Samsung and Sharp Agree to Support the Joint Innovation Lab Widget Specification Enabling Development of Compelling Mobile Internet Services The Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) today announces that leading handset manufacturers LG Electronics (LG), Research In Motion (RIM), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung) and Sharp Corporation (Sharp) will support the JIL widget specification in future mobile handsets from Q1...

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2009-09-14 14:05:00

Japan tech firms Casio, NEC and Hitachi on Monday announced a new mobile phone merger intended to help the three companies gain a larger market share. At the start of the deal, NEC will control 66 percent of the three-way business plan, with Casio owning 17.34 percent and Hitachi with 16.66 percent, according to AFP. The three companies are expected to complete the merger in April 2010. By June 2010, NEC will hold 70.74 percent of the business, with Casio holding 20 percent and Hitachi with...

2009-09-11 04:00:00

Latest Docomo and SoftBank mobile phones link to Sharp AQUOS Blu-Ray PVR/Recorders TORONTO, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc., the leader in highly innovative and advanced networked multimedia solutions, announced today that Sharp's latest Blu-Ray Disc (BD) PVR/recorder products: BD-HDW40, BD-HDW35, and BD-HDW32 have taken advantage of the video processing flexibility of the XCode(R) 3000 series to enable broadcast video conversion for mobile phone support. The XCode(R)...

2009-04-01 13:00:00

Initiative to Help Developers in Creating Fun and Useful Mobile Widgets for Approximately 1 Billion Customers LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today that it plans to join the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) established by China Mobile, SOFTBANK and Vodafone to help accelerate the uptake of innovative mobile technologies on a mass-market scale. The addition of Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, would mean...

2009-02-16 02:15:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- GSMA Mobile World Congress -- ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced that worldwide deployments of its NetFront products, notably NetFront(TM) Browser for mobile handsets and Internet-enabled devices, surpassed 700 million at the end of January 2009. Growth in installations of NetFront(TM) Widgets, a comprehensive widget solution released in July 2008, has been...

2008-10-14 09:00:14

Desktone, Inc., provider of the first solution that enables virtual desktops as an outsourced subscription service, today announced that it has signed SoftBank Telecom as the first service provider in Japan and Asia Pacific to offer desktops as a service (DaaS) using the Desktone Virtual-D Platform. "Japan and Asia Pacific represent an enormous opportunity, and we're thrilled to mark our foray into these markets with the leading provider of voice and data networking solutions," said Mr....

2008-10-13 21:00:24

HASN'T VODAFONE done well. The company managed an 18% lift in profits to $191 million this year, and paid a $742m dividend to its parent company in the UK following a $500m dividend last year, despite government efforts to bring more competition into the mobile phone market. Now they are planning on making even more money by charging customers who wish to speak to a live customer services representative instead of a computer-generated voice. This is surely the pits. When planning an...

2008-10-07 18:00:16

Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Mobile Corp. remained in the top spot in net mobile phone subscription growth for the third straight half year in April-September, industry data showed Tuesday. The unit of Internet and telecommunications conglomerate Softbank Corp. registered a net subscription number increase of 1,047,000, with its low basic monthly fees continuing to appeal to customers, the Telecommunications Carriers Association said. Softbank's new handsets launches for the...


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