Nokia unveils first TD-SCDMA phone; Voice-over-LTE disagreements could lead to fragmentation

> Nokia unveiled its first TD-SCDMA device, a smartphone for China Mobile, which Nokia hopes will help it tap into the Chinese mobile market, the world's largest in terms of subscribers. Article

> Disagreements over how voice services will be carried over LTE infrastructure are in danger of causing the kind of technology fragmentation that occurred in 3G networks, says a new study. Article

> Boingo's WiFi service is available on the BlackBerry Curve 8900, the BlackBerry Curve 8320 and BlackBerry Bold smartphones, with more to follow. BlackBerry owners using the service are automatically alerted when they are in range of a Boingo hotspot and a single click connects users to the Boingo network. The service is available for $7.95 a month. Article

> Austrian carrier T-Mobile and Chinese equipment vendor Huawei said Tuesday they had completed testing of what they claim is the world's first LTE self organizing network. Article

> ­The number of WiFi systems shipped per year grew from 59 million units in 2005 to 409 million forecast to be shipped in 2009, a seven-fold increase, driven by notebook PCs, Smart Phones and WiFi gaming consoles. Article

> ­Harbinger Capital Partners has taken a 25 percent stake in WiMAX network operator, Augere for $50 million. Augere currently has access to wireless spectrum in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Uganda. Article

And finally... A team of Bigfoot enthusiasts is hoping to find the legendary creature in the bogs and barrens of a West Virginia wilderness area. Article


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