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Articles by John Walko
posted in September 2005
The jointly developed Memory Stick card, a removable flash storage format, is targeted at the mobile phones sector.
The the new data format was developed by flash memory card maker SanDisk and music publisher EMI. They say it could eventually eplace CDs.
Europe and North America are beginning to challenge the Asia-Pacific region's early dominance, according to new market research.
In 16 of the 50 developing countries surveyed, taxes represent over 20 percent of the total cost of owning and using a mobile phone. An industry association contends this is holding back economic development in these and other nations.
In a survey of nearly 7,000 mobile users in 15 countries, over 75 percent of respondents said better battery life is the main feature they want from phones, PDAs, and their ilk.
Devices that conform to the existing standards in the U.S. could cause interference with wireless networks operating at different frequencies in Europe.
Stabilized prices for mobile phones during the third quarter and increased sales, notably of 3G phones, will push earnings and profit above figures forecast earlier this year, Nokia said.
Microsoft came to this week's International Broadcasting Convention with its media-processing chip and a host of set-top box offerings.