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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - December 08, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For December 08, 2006

Palm Gets Its OS Back

Paving over a gaping hole in its strategic roadmap, Palm
Inc. said today that it has re-licensed the source code for its
operating system, known as the Palm Garnet OS, from Access
Systems Americas Inc., a unit of Japanese company Access
Co. Ltd. The contract, under which Palm will pay $44 million
for a perpetual, non-exclusive ...

Alfa Seeking Dialogue with TeliaSonera and Telenor

Altimo, the telecoms arm of Russian holding group Alfa, is keen
to enter into dialogue with Sweden's TeliaSonera and Norway's
Telenor, with a view to establishing some form of alliance with
either, according to press reports. Altimo CEO Alexey Reznikovich
has pointed out that representatives of Altimo and TeliaSonera
are already.

Moto Q on MTS and Palm Treo on Rogers Increase Smartphone Options

Smartphone options available to Canadians have been expanded this
week as MTS Allstream launches the Motorola's Moto Q, available
for free on a three-year contract or C$149 on a two-year
contract. Rogers Wireless has also taken on the quad-band
EDGE-capable Palm Treo 680, available for C$299.99 on a
three-year contract. ...

Session Border Controllers in Converged Fixed-Mobile IMS/TISPAN Architecture

Acme Packet has defined the role of session border controllers
within the next-generation, converged fixed-mobile IMS
architecture defined by 3GPP and extended by ETSI TISPAN. Within
this architecture, session border controllers provide service
providers with critical support for real-time interactive
IP-based voice, video and ...

Poll: 'IM-ing' Divides Teens, Adults

WASHINGTON -- Teenager Michelle Rome can't imagine life without
instant messaging. Baby boomer Steve Wilson doesn't care that it
even exists. They're part of an 'instant messaging gap' between
teens and adults. And the division is wide, says an AP-AOL survey
on how Americans use or snub those Internet ...

Take a Picture

It's no news that camera phones are hot. Tech research giant
Gartner recently predicted that nearly 50 percent of mobile
phones sold worldwide in 2006 will incorporate a camera; the
number rises to 81 percent by 2010. One is tempted that observe
that cameras will be increasingly added to mobile phones whether
or not buyers ...

U.K. Wireless/Broadband Retail Battle Twists & Shouts

In the latest twist in the turbulent British retail cellular and
broadband markets, U.K. cellphone retailer Phones 4U today leaked
-- and it appears on purpose -- word it's negotiating to become a
broadband reseller. Its target is rival Carphone Warehouse, from
which it stole the Vodafone cellular resale contract two months
ago, ...

BSkyB Gets Googly

British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (BSkyB) says it plans to offer
its U.K. broadband customers a set of Sky-branded services from
Google including video, communications, search, and
advertising. The two companies say they've signed a set of
'wide-ranging multi-year agreements' to develop, tailor, and
re-brand ...

Battery Recall Hits Cell Phones

On the heels of the notebook computer industry being hit with a
slew of battery recall announcements, NTT DoCoMo is calling back
1.3 million battery packs used on one of its phones sold in
Japan. The Japanese operator says it is pulling the batteries
made by Sanyo Electric Company back because deformed parts were
discovered in the ...

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